The National Day of Trinidad and Tobago is on the 31 August (Independence Day, from the United Kingdom 1962). Republic Day in Trinidad and Tobago is however celebrated as a public holiday on the 24th September each year being the date when the first Parliament met. Below is a list of public holidays in the country.
National Anthem of Trinidad and Tobago
Forged from the Love of Liberty
In the fires of hope and prayer
With boundless faith in our destiny
We solemnly declare:Side by side we stand
Islands of the blue Caribbean sea,
This our native land
We pledge our lives to thee.Here every creed and race finds an equal place,
And may God bless our nation
Here every creed and race find an equal place,
And may God bless our nation.