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.


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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