Republic Day Menu

Trinidad & Tobago celebrates its Republic Day on September 24th. This day is usually quieter and more understated in celebration than Independence Day, but equally looked forward to for it is a respite from the work week :)

Here is a menu suggestion for your table!

Grated Carrot and Raisin Salad
Trinidad Callaloo (vegetarian)
• Angel Hair Pasta with Pine Nuts and Sundried Tomatoes
• Banana Sour Cream Pancakes
• Bittersweet Chocolate Chai

Happy Republic Day!

From the National Library Service:

Trinidad and Tobago became a Republic on August 1st, 1976. The event is celebrated as a public holiday on September 24th because this is the date when the first Parliament met under the new Republican Constitution. The date was removed from the official calendar of holidays from 1999 to 2001 to make way for the Spiritual Baptist (Shouter) Liberation Day which is celebrated on March 30th. The Republic Day holiday was reinstated in 2002.

DEFINITION OF A REPUBLIC

Republic [noun]: A state or nation in which the supreme power rests in all the citizens entitled to vote (the electorate), and is exercised by representatives elected, directly or indirectly, by them, and responsible to them.

Source: Webster’s New Twentieth Century Dictionary of the English Language Unabridged 2nd ed., 1973.

Learn more about Republic Day in Trinidad & Tobago via the National Library Service’s Republic Day portal.

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  • http://www.tt-abvg.com Aldric Left

    Happy Republic Day T&T… Today ah feelin’ a a chicken pelau comin’ on wid some saheena on de side, and some proper fry bake and salt fish, Oh gorm… Tomato choka!!! Trinidad Nice!!! Tobago Sweet!!!

  • http://www.tt-abvg.com Aldric Left

    Happy Republic Day T&T… Today ah feelin’ a a chicken pelau comin’ on wid some saheena on de side, and some proper fry bake and salt fish, Oh gorm… Tomato choka!!! Trinidad Nice!!! Tobago Sweet!!!

  • http://www.tasteslikehome.org Cynthia

    What?! coming on to 4th year and no Republic Post?! I have to speak to the authorities about you :)
    .-= Cynthia´s last blog ..Hey Good-looking! Thanks Guavas! =-.

    • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

      *looks around for the blimp* like yuh trying to get me in trouble or what! :lol:

  • http://www.tasteslikehome.org Cynthia

    What?! coming on to 4th year and no Republic Post?! I have to speak to the authorities about you :)
    .-= Cynthia´s last blog ..Hey Good-looking! Thanks Guavas! =-.

    • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

      *looks around for the blimp* like yuh trying to get me in trouble or what! :lol:

  • http://chezannies.blogspot.com Nate

    “Any time off is a good reason to cook”. Love that!
    .-= Nate´s last blog ..Stop, Blog Thief! =-.

  • http://chezannies.blogspot.com Nate

    “Any time off is a good reason to cook”. Love that!
    .-= Nate´s last blog ..Stop, Blog Thief! =-.