Salute to all my Trini people worldwide.
---- Independence Day is Trinidad and Tobago's National Day and is always celebrated on 31 August.
This public holiday marks Trinidad and Tobago's independence from the United Kingdom in 1962. 《History of Independence Day》
Trinidad was one of the first islands to encounter Europeans when Christopher Columbus landed on 31 July 1498. Columbus observed Tobago, but didn't make landfall.
Since that first encounter, the islands had periods under rule from various colonial powers, Spanish, French and eventually British with Trinidad formally becoming a crown colony n 1802. The British took control of Tobago during the Napoleonic Wars and the two islands became a combined territory in 1889.
The country was part of the West Indies Federation from 1958 until 1962, when Trinidad and Tobago gained its independence from the United Kingdom on 31 August 1962.