Yesterday's holiday announced as a gift by Prime Minister, Kamla Persad Bissessar brought this country's State-sanctioned days off this year to 15.
And according to the website www.tourism-review.com, Trinidad and Tobago is among the top ten countries in the world for the number of public holidays.
The website, which does not list Trinidad and Tobago, ranks Malaysia with 14 holidays as number seven while China and Egypt top the list with 16 holidays per year.
India, Indonesia,Thailand and Morocco follow with 15 holidays. South Korea, Chile and Turkey are on the list with 13 public holidays.
This month, there are four public holidays-Emancipation Day on August 1, yesterday’s holiday, Eid-ul-Fitr to be celebrated on August 20, and Independence Day on August 31.