On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I wish to congratulate the people of Trinidad and Tobago as you celebrate your independence on August 31.Aug 31, 2021
Trinidad and Tobago achieved full independence via the Trinidad and Tobago Independence Act 1962 on 31 August 1962 within the Commonwealth with Queen Elizabeth II as its titular head of state. On 1 August 1976, the country became a republic, and the last Governor-General, Sir Ellis Clarke, became the first President.
When is Independence Day ? This holiday is Trinidad and Tobago’s National Day and is always celebrated on 31 August. Independence Day marks Trinidad and Tobago’s independence from the United Kingdom in 1962.
August 31, 1962
Trinidad and Tobago is one of the wealthiest countries in the Caribbean, thanks to its large reserves of oil and gas, the exploitation of which dominates its economy.
Trinidad was formally ceded to Britain in 1802. Its development as a sugar colony began when it was ceded to Britain in 1763 and continued throughout the period from 1763 to 1814, during which time Tobago changed hands between Britain and France several times.
Trinidad and Tobago achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1962 and obtained membership in the Commonwealth and the United Nations that same year. It became a republic in 1976. The capital of Trinidad and Tobago is Port of Spain , located on the northwestern coast of Trinidad.
Those born in Trinidad & Tobago would have held Citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies (CUKC) status. For these and other forms of British Nationality available to Trinidad & Tobago residents, those born there or nationals , click on British Citizenship .
Independence is a condition of a person, nation, country, or state in which its residents and population, or some portion thereof, exercise self-government, and usually sovereignty, over its territory. The opposite of independence is the status of a dependent territory.
Eric Eustace Williams TC CH (25 September 1911 – 29 March 1981) served as the first Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago. He served as prime minister from 1962 until his death in 1981.
Perhaps the key difference between Independence Day and Republic Day is that Independence Day commemorates the road to freedom from colonial rule which in our case was a relatively peaceful one while Republic Day celebrates our achievements born out of our thirst for self-governance and the desire to determine our
The 1947 Indian Independence Act passed by the Parliament of the United Kingdom partitioned British India into two new independent dominions of India and Pakistan. After three years, India declared itself a Sovereign, Democratic and Republic state by adopting its Constitution on January 26, 1950.
On the eve of Independence Day , the President of India delivers the “Address to the Nation”. On 15 August, the Prime Minister hoists the Indian flag on the ramparts of the historical site of Red Fort in Delhi. Twenty-one gun shots are fired in honour of the solemn occasion.