Independence Day of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

The first celebration Independence Day of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago took place on August 31, 1962, when the country freed itself from the colonial oppression of Great Britain. On this day, 3 major events are held annually:

  • Military parade.
  • Award ceremony.
  • Grand fireworks.

The parade is accompanied by instrumental music and cannon volleys. The president and the leader of the House of Assembly receive the parade.

After the end of the official part of the holiday, folk festivities begin with the performance of national limbo and calypso dances. This bright carnival is recognized as one of the best in the world.


In the evening, awards are presented at the president’s residence to citizens who have made a special contribution to the development of the country.

Interesting facts about the country

  • Local residents are proud of the fact that they achieved independence in a bloodless way.
  • On the island of Trinidad there is the world’s largest natural asphalt lake.
  • The nature of Trinidad and Tobago is diverse – 600 species of butterflies alone live here.
  • The only luminescent reptile in the world lives in the mountains of Trinidad – the lizard Proctoporus shrevei.
  • The country makes good money from oil and natural gas trade.

Independence Day of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
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