2017/2018
Trinidad & Tobago Calendar






Dates in red are public holidays
dates and events are subject to change or be cancel without notice
2017
July 1st Mar. to 31st Aug. - Leatherback Watching in Tobago.

27th Jun. to 3rd Jul. - National Library and Information System Authority's (NALIS) Latin Nights at the National Library, Hart and Abercromby Streets, Port of Spain. Six Latin American countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba and El Salvador) and their respective embassies will participate in six days of culture, art, film and cuisine.

30th Jun. to 4th Jul. - CCCAN Swimming at Aquatic Centre, Couva.

30th Jun. to 9th Jul. - The Picoplat Music Development Foundation presents its third annual TT Opera Festival entitled 'The Magic Flute by Mozart' at Government Plaza Auditorium, cor. Richmond & Queen Streets, Port of Spain. General admission ticket of $200TT. To learn more about the TT Opera Festival 2017, visit the website www.ttoperafest.com, email: ttoperafest@gmail.com or call 632-2548 for further information about events and the many discount ticket opportunities.

1st - Old Hilarians' annual luncheon at Jubilee Hall, Keate Street, Port of Spain.

1st - Sangeet Opera: 'A World Music Concert' at the Central Bank, Port of Spain; 7.30 pm. Entertainment by: Neval Chatelal, John Thomas, Nalini Ackal, Llettesha Sylvester, Shaheed Ali and the Suryarmika Dancers, Kieron Sargent Dance Company, L A Rose of the Ultimate Rejects, Kyle Richardson, Nikita Gastby, Maxine Greaves, Tanya Rawlinson, Kiana Tinto, Brendan Prince, Noel Espinosa, Alicia Jaggassar, David Frank, Nariba Herbert, Wasia Ward and Inge Schuler. For more info: 357-5183, 767-2856 or Alicia Jaggassar Facebook.

1st - Panatics Steel Orchestra's 30th anniversary celebration entitled 'Pan Jamboree' at the Waterwheel Compound, Diego Martin; 7 pm. Steelbands: Phase II Pan Groove, CAL Invaders, Ice Water Pan Ensemble, Sapophonics Steel Orchestra and host band Panatics Steel Orchestra.

2nd - Castara Harvest Festival.

2nd - Sangeet Opera: 'A World Music Concert' at the Central Bank, Port of Spain; 5.15 pm. Entertainment by: Neval Chatelal, John Thomas, Nalini Ackal, Llettesha Sylvester, Shaheed Ali and the Suryarmika Dancers, Kieron Sargent Dance Company, L A Rose of the Ultimate Rejects, Kyle Richardson, Nikita Gastby, Maxine Greaves, Tanya Rawlinson, Kiana Tinto, Brendan Prince, Noel Espinosa, Alicia Jaggassar, David Frank, Nariba Herbert, Wasia Ward and Inge Schuler. For more info: 357-5183, 767-2856 or Alicia Jaggassar Facebook.

2nd - St Peter's Day (Fisherman's Fete) at Matelot Village.

2nd - TTMCO Charity Golf Tournament at St. Andrew's Golf Course, Maraval.

2nd - Live in Love & Music at Rush Sports Bar & Night Club, Eastern Main Road, Tacarigua. Pan musician Kern Summerville and musicians he has selected will be performing. Summerville’s band will include Kyle Peters (guitar); Kevin Fraser (keyboards); BJ Saunders (bass); Gerion Williams (drum); Jamie Ghany (alto saxophone); Nicholas Jones (tenor saxophone); and Barry Homer (trumpet). Guest performers for Live in Love & Music are vocalists Marisa Diaz and Kay Alleyne, violinist Anna Clair Roberts, guitarist Kashiff Wilson, Spoken Word artiste Askala George and Keishon Jack.

4th to 7th - CAJGC Golf Tournament.

6th to 10th - Mango Festival at UWI (University of West Indies).

7th - Marionettes' Choir presents their second edition of 'Hearts Beat Together' at All Saints Anglican Church, Port of Spain; 7.30 pm. Under artistic and musical director Gretta Taylor and assistant musical director Dr Roger Henry. Tickets are already on sale at $150 and available from the All Saints Church Office - 627-7004; from choir members and from the Marionettes production team at 790-1751, 9 am to 6pm and orders@marionetteschorale.com. For more infor: visit the group's Facebook page at facebook.com/marionetteschorale.

7th to 10th - Tobago Motor Rally at Turtle Beach.

8th - Box Car Derby (Arima Fest 2017).

8th - Miss Arima Pageant Royale (Arima Fest 2017).

8th - Fatima Old Boys' Association, St Francois Girls College Alumni & Holy Name Convent Past Pupils Association presents' 'School Daze - Best Back in Time Party!!' at Fatima College Hall; 9pm to 3am. Music by: DJs: Signal To Noise, Arelon D’ Artman & JVybes. Tickets: $200; available from: HNC PPA: Executive members, 723-7370/739-3570 or HNCPast Pupils@gmail.com; Fatima Committee members, The Grey Pocket @ 222-5616 or SFGCA: 708-0066, 687-0202.

8th - Paparazzi Carnival Cooler Fete and Launch Party at Government Campus Plaza, Wrightson Road, Port of Spain; 8 pm to 2 am. Early Bird $200 TT; Late Bird; $250 TT.

8th - Marionettes' Choir presents their second edition of 'Hearts Beat Together' at Our Lady of Guadalupe RC Church, Paramin; 7.15 pm. Under artistic and musical director Gretta Taylor and assistant musical director Dr Roger Henry. Tickets are already on sale at $150 and available from the Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish Office - 629-2193; from choir members and from the Marionettes production team at 790-1751, 9 am to 6pm and orders@marionetteschorale.com. For more infor: visit the group's Facebook page at facebook.com/marionetteschorale.

8th - The Carter Foundation in collaboration with the Codrington Pan family, presents: 'Imapct-Vol 2' at TLC, Lecture Room E, UWI; Time: 7pm; Cost: $200. This concert is in aid of Mr. Cary Codrington's cancer treatments. Featuring: Amantes de Parranda parang group, the Codrington Pan Family, Nex Chapta and much more! For ticket information, message the Codrington Pan Family's page, or contact: 477-9926 or 477-2852.

8th - Guayaguayare Festival of the Heart-Saturday at Venue: Guayaguayare Community Centre; 10 am to 6 pm. Art Exhibition, Capoeira demonstration, Pan shoot-out (solo).

8th to 9th - RS/RR Productions presents the new comedy 'Man Callaloo ...The Making of The Perfect Trini Man' at Cipriani College, Valsayn. The cast includes: Raquel (Nikki Crosby), Richard Ragoobarsingh, Debra Boucaud Mason, Sunny Bling and Aaron Schneider. The play is directed by in-house acclaimed directors Debra Boucaud Mason and Richard Ragoobarsingh. Tickets are also available at all advertised outlets. For more info: RS/ RR Productions on Facebook.

9th - Marionettes' Choir presents their second edition of 'Hearts Beat Together' at Abbey at Mount St Benedict, Tunapuna; 5 pm. Under artistic and musical director Gretta Taylor and assistant musical director Dr Roger Henry. Tickets are already on sale at $150 and available from the Pax Abbey Shop at Mount St Benedict - 662-8792; from choir members and from the Marionettes production team at 790-1751, 9 am to 6pm and orders@marionetteschorale.com. For more infor: visit the group's Facebook page at facebook.com/marionetteschorale.

9th - The Fantasy Fun Village at Undercover Garden Centre, Upper Santa Cruz from noon. Reservations are required. For more info: Rentafantasy facebook, or email: rentafantasy1@gmail.com.

11th - Caricom Day.

15th - Sugar Cane Festival - Sweet and Sombre at Lower Barrackpore Recreational Ground; 2 pm to 10 pm. Re-enactment of 'A Day in the Life of a Sugar Cane Worker's Family'; talent competition, cultural programme, live band, children's corner, local cuisine.

16th - Food Fair (Arima Fest 2017).

16th - CAGC Fundraiser (Golf) .

16th to 1st Aug. - Tobago Heritage Festival.

16th - Roxborough Seafood Festival at Fish Market in Roxborough.

22nd - Big 5: The Pan Concert at the Queens Park Savannah, Port of Spain; 7 pm. Featuring: Trinidad All Stars, Desperadoes, Renegades, Phase II and Exodus. Each band would be allotted 35 minutes playing time and would include guest artistes.

22nd - Fantasy Carnival & Entice Carnival Launch 2018 at Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain; 10 pm.

22nd - Steel Band Clash D 70 Show Down (Tobago Region Pantrinbago) at Plymouth Hard Court; 6 pm.

22nd - St George West Community Festival at Beausejour, Blue Basin Waterfall, Diego Martin; 10 am to 6 pm. Tour and mini-hike to waterfall, cook-out, moko jumbies, bamboo bursting, craft exhibits and more.

25th to 28th - CAGC Golf Tournament.

26th to 30th - Great Fete Weekend in Tobago.

28th - Parangrama (Arima Fest 2017).

28th to 1st Aug. - Southern Marines Steelband Foundation 71st Anniversary & Reflection at Pan Palais, Southern Main Road, Marabella.

29th - Spanish Fusion at Parang headquarters, 22 Hollis Avenue, Arima. Featuring Mucho Tempo and Voces de Promesa. Gates open 7 pm and showtime is at 9 pm.

29th - Ronnie & Caro Carnival Launch 2018 entitled 'Life's Checkered Board' at The Normandie Hotel Under the Trees, St. Anns; 9 pm to 3 am.

30th - Ridge vs Blue Obstacle Race at Las Cuevas Bay; 7.30 am. It is going to involve military obstacles, a 4k to 6k run and ends in a water fight. For more information: call 374-0160 (whatsapp) or 383-4034; email: ridgefitnesstt@gmail.com or visit the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1353550894722288/

30th - Laventille Rhythm Section is hosting its Third Annual Sports & Family Day at Erica Street Recreational Grounds, Success Village, Laventille. The sports segment is scheduled to begin at 10 am with a Dance Past and several athletic events throughout the day. The family segment will also be ongoing during the day with fun activities for the children and All Fours & Draughts tournaments for the adults. These activities will end at 5 pm to promote the live entertainment until 7.40 pm.

31st - Emancipation concert - 'Freedom Road' at the San Fernando City Hall Auditorium; 7.30 pm. The event will feature calypso music, song, dance, drumming, fashion and other aspects of African culture seeking to bring awareness, pride and community cohesiveness through the arts. The cast includes veteran calypsonians Bally, Ras Kommanda, Luta, Crazy, Brian London, Mistah Shak, Kinte, El Drago, Kerice Pascall, Curlissa Charles, Nerukhi, Dereka Thomas, Fidel Iwueke, Terry David performing company, Reminiscence Cultural Group, Frontline School of Drums and a much anticipated fashion segment. Hosts for the evening will be Annette Lessey and Hyacinth Joseph. Tickets are available at Kaiso Showkase office, City Hall Compound, Harris Promenade, San Fernando and all other leading tickets.

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August 1st Mar. to 31st Aug. - Leatherback Watching in Tobago.

16th Jul. to 1st Aug. - Tobago Heritage Festival.

28th Jul. to 1st Aug. - Southern Marines Steelband Foundation 71st Anniversary & Reflection at Pan Palais, Southern Main Road, Marabella.

1st - Emancipation Day.

12th - Arima Borough Days

3rd - Arima Fest.

4th to 6th - Delaford Fishermen Festival.

5th - 17th Annual Tassarama Competition (preliminary round) at River Lime Recreation Bar, Eastern Main Road in Arouca (Garden Village); 5 p.m.

5th - Laventille Steelband Festival at Eastern Main Road, Laventille; 5pm.

6th - Speyside Harvest Festival.

6th - The Felicity Charlieville Fishing Association (FCFA) will be hosting its 3rd Annual Fishing Tournament at Gulf of Paria via Cunupia River, Cacandee Road, Felicity. For more information and registration details, call 389-7413.

6th - St George East Community Festival at Talparo Recreation Grounds; 10 am to 6 pm. Sporting competitions, cultural showcase, cuisine corner, community artifacts and craft display.

7th - Raksha Bandhan.

10th to 13th - Tobago Open at Magdalena Grand Golf Course, Lowland Tobago.

11th - Tobago Curry Duck and Cocktails Festival at Parlatuvier Bay, Tobago followed by a street party. Admission is free! For further information please call Mrs Nicole Chance-Stewart at 682-8723 or email: tobagocurryduckandcocktails@gmail.com.

11th - The 4Triplets concert at City Hall Auditorium, San Fernando; 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm, Followed by an after party until 11 pm.

12th - International Youth Day.

12th - Arima Borough Day.

12th - Tornadoes Steel Orchestra: Football Tournament/Tornadoes Steel Presents Samba in the Summer at Tornadoes Pan Theatre, Richardson Street, Point Fortin. Registration fee $500TT. For more details call: 388-1241.

12th - Spices the Curry Festival at Chaguaramas Boardwalk; 2 pm to 8pm. Food Dishes on sale plus entertainment. For more information call 789-4301, 707-2965 or 468-7734.

13th - Parlatuvier Fisherfolk Festival at Parlatuvier Bay Tobago followed by a street party. Admission is free! For further information please call Mrs Nicole Chance-Stewart at 682-8723 or email: tobagocurryduckandcocktails@gmail.com..

22nd - Badjohn Nite (Defenders of D Pan) at CAL Invaders Steel Orchestra Pan Yard, Port of Spain.

25th - Carib Santa Rosa Festival (Arima Fest 2017).

25th - Steelband Exhibition - 'Emphasis on the G Pan', opposite MP Office in Arima.

26th - Annual Rainbow Dance Festival at NCIC Nagar, Narsaloo Ramaya Marg, Endeavour, Chaguanas from 7 pm to 10 pm. For further info: 389-8425 or the NCIC's office at 671- 6242 / 665-6733.

23rd - Feast Day of Santa Rosa Festival.

26th - 2017 Great Race from Pier 1 Chaguaramas to Store Bay, Tobago; Pirogues class leave at 6:50am.; M Class leave at 8am.

26th - Spanish Fusion at Parang headquarters, 22 Hollis Avenue, Arima. Featuring Carib Santa Rosa and Voces Jovenes. Gates open 7 pm and showtime is at 9 pm.

26th - Randy Glasgow Productions' (RGP) First Annual Chutney and World Rhythms Festival at the National Cricket Centre, Couva.

26th - 17th Annual Tassarama Competition (finals) at Gilbert Park, Couva; 5 p.m.

27th - 103FM Curry Duck Competition at Chagville Beach, Chaguaramas.

27th - Indepan Fest along Tragarete Road, from Colville Street to Maraval Road; 6pm.

27th - A Nation's Pride at the Couva Joylanders Pan Yard, Railway Road, Couva. Featuring Skiffle Steel Orchestra, Couva Joylanders, Pan Elders, Fusion Steel and Tropical Angel Harps. Show time is 7:00 pm and contribution is $60. Presented by the South/Central Region of Pan Trinbago.

27th - Santa Rosa Festival.

30th - Santa Rosa Day.

30th - Carib Woodbrook Playboyz annual pre-Independence Day steelband parade along Tragarete Road, Newtown.

30th - 'Play One For Patrick Manning' at Skinner Park, San Fernando. Ttribute to the late Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago for declaring the Steelpan the National Instrument of Trinidad and Tobago.

30th to 3rd Sep. - 2017 Elite Pan American Track Cycling Championships at the National Cycling Centre (NCC) in Couva. General admission tickets: morning sessions (Free) ; evening sessions ($50); limited season passes ($200). Tickets available at the TT CF office in the National Cycling Centre.

31st - Independence Day.

31st - Bankers Insurance Half-Marathon from opposite Atlantic Plaza, Point Lisas to the finish line at Bankers Insurance Head Office on Mulchan Seuchan Road, Chaguanas.

31st - CAL Invaders' Independence Brunch opposite the Queen's Park Oval on Tragarete Road in Woodbrook; 7am.

31st - Carib Woodbrook Playboyz Independence Brunch at the Playboyz panyard.

31st - White Oak Starlift's Independence Brunch at its pan complex on Mucurapo Road Extension, St James.

31st - TT Food Truck Events' "Independence Edition" at the Scout Association of Trinidad and Tobago Headquarters in St Ann's.

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September 30th Aug. to 3rd Sep. - 2017 Elite Pan American Track Cycling Championships at the National Cycling Centre (NCC) in Couva. General admission tickets: morning sessions (Free) ; evening sessions ($50); limited season passes ($200). Tickets available at the TT CF office in the National Cycling Centre.

2nd - K2K Alliance carnival 2018 launch entitled 'We Stand United' at National Academy for the performing Arts (NAPA), Port of Spain.

2nd to 3rd - Rudder Alexander Golf Tournament at Chaguramas Golf Course, Chaguramas.

5th to 19th - Hindus Memorial Services (observance of Pitra Paksh).

8th to 10th - Angostura Rum Festival hosted by Angostura Ltd. at Laventille compound (Corner Eastern Main Road and Trinity Avenue).

9th - Voces Jovenes' 'Start D Parang' Fiesta at Lions Cultural Centre, Port of Spain. Music by: Los Alumnos de San Juan, La Familia de Carmona y Amigos, Voces de Promesa, The Lara Brothers and Voces Jovenes. Special Guest: The Joey Lewis Orchestra. Tickets: Advance $150; At Door $200; available at Cleve's One Stop P.O.S. and All Xtra Food Ltd. Outlets. For more information call 366-3552, 689-9535, 761-2270 or 776-3695.

10th - Living Waters Golf Tournament at St. Andrew's Golf Course, Maraval.

13th to 16th - Annual Mexican Food Festival held with the collaboration of the Embassy of Mexico at Hilton Trinidad's Pool Terrace Garden Restaurant from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm.

15th to 17th - 16th South Caribbean Open Golf Tournament at Magdalena Grand Golf Course, Lowland Tobago.

15th to 24th - T&T Restaurant Week. For more information visit https://www.trinidadtobagorestaurantweek.com.

17th - International Coastal Clean Up Day.

17th - Maracas Open Water Swim Classic at Maracas Bay.

22nd - Northern Region of Pan Trinbago presents 'RepublicRama...A Tribute to Mighty Sparrow' at the Grand Stand, Queen's Park Savannah, Port of Spain.

23rd - Spanish Fusion's Tribute to Daisy Voisin, on High Street, Siparia. Featuring La Divina Pastora, La Familia de Carmona y Amigos and Amantes de la Musica.

23rd to 24th - Tobago Open Tennis Tournament.

24th - Republic Day.

24th - Michael Phillips Republic Day Cycling Classic at Nelson Mandela Park in St Clair.

24th - Republic Day Regatta at Roxborough, Tobago.

24th - UWI Endowment Fund Charity Golf Tournament at Millennium Lakes Golf & Country Club, Trincity.

27th Sep. to 1st Oct. - Tobago International Cycling Classic.

28th - Tourism Day.

30th - Annual Scotiabank Women Against Breast Cancer 5k Classic.

30th - Caribbean Youth Day.

30th - Ramleela.

30th - The International Steelband Foundation concert at Southern Academy for Performing Arts (SAPA), San Fernando. Featuring Skiffle Steel Orchestra, First Citizens Supernovas and Massy Trinidad All Stars.

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October 27th Sep. to 1st Oct. - Tobago International Cycling Classic.

1st - Hosay Festival.

1st - RBC Royal Bank's Race for the Kids (5K and 15K) around the Queen's Park Savannah, Port of Spain. Starting point for the 15K is the top of Woodford Street at 6 am, while the 5K will begin at RBC St Clair at 6.30 am.

1st - Fatima Class of 75 Charity Golf Tournament at St. Andrew's Golf Course, Maraval.

2nd - The International day of the Elderly.

7th - Chaguanas Borough Days.

7th - Casablanca Music School presents "Youth Stars In Music" at Casablanca Pan Yard, Belmont; 6pm to 9pm; Admission: $140. Annual Christmas Concert and Fund Raiser.

8th - Dragon Boat Festival at the western end of Chagville, Chaguaramas, (next to the Military Museum) from 8 am. to 4 pm.

8th - Store Bay Open Water Swimming Classic at Store Bay Beach.

8th - RCSA Golf Tournament at Millennium Lakes Golf & Country Club, Trincity.

8th to 14th - Fire Prevention Week.

11th - Beacon's Cycling on the Avenue 4; 7.30 pm to 10.30 pm, in Woodbrook.

12th - Chinese Arrival Day.

13th - First Peoples.

15th - Tobago Blue Food Festival at L'Anse Fourmi Bloody Bay Recreation Grounds - An annual event of entertainment and cooking.

15th - Immortelle Children Center Charity Golf Tournament at St. Andrew's Golf Course, Maraval.

15th to 22nd - National Tourism Week.

16th - World Food Day.

19th - Divali.

22nd - Patience Hill Harvest Festival.

22nd - The University of the West Indies Sports and Physical Education Centre (UWI SPEC) Half-Marathon.

24th - United Nations Day.

26th - Breast Cancer Awareness Day.

28th - Shelter Charity Golf Tournament at St. Andrew's Golf Course, Maraval.

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November November 1st - All Saint's Day.

2nd - All Soul's Day.

3rd to 4th - Bago Sport Beach Football International. For more information visit http://www.bagosports.com.

4th - Kaartik (Kartik Nahan/Kartik Snan/Kartik Purnima).

5th - Mason Hall's Annual Sports and Family Day.

5th - Whan Tong Agencies Team Championships Golf Tournament.

11th - Rememberance Day.

12th - Black Rock Harvest Festival.

12th - TTGA Corporate Golf Tournament at St. Andrew's Golf Course, Maraval.

14th - World Diabetes Day.

18th - San Fernando Day.

18th - Parang in a Pot - St Joseph's Convent, Port-of-Spain.

19th - Les Couteaux Harvest Festival.

19th - Moriah Harvest Festival.

19th - Scarborough Harvest Festival.

26th - Mt. Gomery Harvest Festival.

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December 1st - International World National AIDS Day.

2nd to 8th - Tobago House Assembly Week Celebrations at Shaw Park Complex; Dwight Yorke Stadium and other venues.

3rd - Plymouth Harvest Festival.

3rd - Tobago House of Assembly Day.

4th - Tobago Day.

7th - The Annual Tobago House of Assembly Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Louis D'or Nurseries.

8th - Pan Trinbago Northern Region - Pan on the Foodcourt Christmas Affair at Savannah Foodcourt.

8th - Radio Tambrin's Annual Christmas Parade and Children Treat. The parade is scheduled to start at 3pm from the Old Market car park.

15th - Pan Trinbago Northern Region - Christmas Party Lime at Northern Region Office.

16th - Scrunter's "Pork Dance" (Annual Christmas Parange Fete) at De Forest, Vega de Oropouche, Sangre Grande.

17th - Barcode's Annual 'Pig Out' Christmas Lime.

25th - Christmas Day.

26th - Boxing Day.

26th - 13th Annual Penta Paints Kite Flying Competition at Plymouth Recreation Grounds.

26th - PINK An All-Inclusive Poolside in Tobago.

31st - Old Year's Festivities.

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2018
January 1st - New Year's Day.

7th - Pembroke Harvest Festival.

13th - The Tunapuna/Piarco Regional Corporation's Interfaith Service and Military Parade at St Joseph RC Church from 7.30 am. to 2 pm.

13th - The Tunapuna/Piarco Regional Corporation's Family Fun and Sports Day at Constantine Park, Macoya; from 1 pm. to 6 pm.

14th - Parlatuvier Harvest Festival.

14th - Spring Garden Harvest Festival.

20th - The Tunapuna/Piarco Regional Corporation Food Festival and Street Party from St John's Road to Morton Street; 5 pm. to midnight.

21st - Ganesh Jayanti.

21st - T&T International Marathon from St. Mary's Junction, Freeport to Queen's Park Savannah, Port of Spain; walk starts: 3:30 am | run starts: 5:00 am. For more information visit: http://ttmarathon.com/race-information/full-marathon.

28th - Besetha Harvest Festival.

28th - St. Patrick's Harvest Festival.

28th - SWAHA International Hindu Organisation Annual Sports Day at the Ato Boldon Stadium; 9 am.

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February 2nd - World Wetlands Day.

4th - All Stars's Soca by de River at AllStars, Panyard, Duke Street, Port of Spain; 9 pm. Music by Trinidad All Stars Tickets: $ 200TT; Aviailable from Band Members and at the Panyard or call 627-2121, 741-0796 or 379-5896.

4th - Hope Harvest Festival.

4th - Kendra Phagwa Festival at the Kendra Grounds, Gilibia Trace, Raghunanan Road, Enterprise, Chaguanas; 9 am.

4th - World Cancer Day.

11th - Adelphi Harvest Festival.

12th - Carnival Monday.

13th - Carnival Tuesday.

13th - Maha Shivaratri.

14th - Ash Wednesday.

16th - Chinese New Year (Year of the Dog).

16th to 18th - Talk Tent 2018 at Queen's Hall, St Ann's; from 7 pm.

16th to 18th - T&T Carnival Comedy Fest 2018 at NAPA, Port of Spainl 8:30 pm. For more information visit www.randyglasgowproductions.info.

16th to 18th - World Comedy Festival 2018 (Spektakula Promotions with YMG Productions)

16th to 4th Mar. - 2018 Alternative Comedy Festival (Randy Glasgow Productions) For more information call 628-9158 or 622-0834 or visit www.randyglasgowproductions.info.

17th to 19th - Tobago Carnival Regatta 2018 at Pigeon Point Heritage Park, Tobago.

18th - Buccoo Harvest Festival.

24th - Pigeon Peast Fest '2018 at St. Anns. Hosted by the Upper Cemetery Street Residents Association (UCSRA) of Covigne Road, Diego Martin. For more info: 307-2493 or 757-0739.

25th - Bon Accord Harvest Festival.

25th - Franklyn Harvest Festival.

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March 16th Feb. to 4th Mar. - 2018 Alternative Comedy Festival (Randy Glasgow Productions) For more information call 628-9158 or 622-0834 or visit www.randyglasgowproductions.info.

1st to 31st Aug. - Leatherback Watching in Tobago.

2nd - Phagwa-Holi Festival.

4th - Mt. St. George Harvest Festival.

8th - International Women's Day.

10th - Percussion on the Greens at DCFA, Green Street, St Augustine. Admission: $60TT Adults, $30TT Students.

14th - Commonwealth Day.

17th - St. Patrick Day.

18th - St Francois Valley Girls' College annual 5K Run/Walk, St Clair Road, Queen's Park Savannah, Port of Spain.

19th - St. Joseph Day.

20th - International Earth Day.

22nd - Hindi (Hindu) New Year.

28th - Wheels on the Avenue (cycling) at Ariapita Avenue, Port of Spain.

30th - Good Friday.

30th - Spiritual Baptist Liberation Shouter Day.

30th - Pigeon Peas Festival in Diego Martin.

30th - 1st Apr. Horticultural Society of Trinidad and Tobago (HSTT) Flower Show at Trinidad Country Club.

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April 1st Mar. to 31st Aug. - Leatherback Watching in Tobago.

30th Mar. - 1st Apr. Horticultural Society of Trinidad and Tobago (HSTT) Flower Show at Trinidad Country Club.

1st - Easter Sunday.

1st - Mayaro Borough Days.

1st - National Youth Day.

1st - Easter International Cycling Grand Prix at the National Cycling Centre in Couva.

1st - Radio 90.5fm Easter Kite Flying at Queen's Park Savannah.

2nd - Easter Monday.

2nd - Buccoo Goat, Donkey & Crab Races at Mt. Pleasant.

3rd - Buccoo Goat, Donkey & Crab Races at Buccoo.

7th - Jazz Artists on The Greens at Farm Road, Saint Joseph. Gates open at 3.30 pm with show time starting at 5 pm. For more info: visit JAOTG page on Facebook or http://jaotg.com. 7th - World Health Day.

15th - Charlotteville Harvest Festival.

15th to 22nd - National Volunteer Week.

19th - Tobago Fashion Coda all-inclusive event at the Magdalena Grand Beach and Golf Resort.

21st to 29th - The Tobago Jazz Experience with performances at Speyside, Signal Hill, Scarborough, Castara and the Pigeon Point Heritage Park.

22nd - Earth Day.

22nd - Goodwood Harvest Festival.

22nd to 28th - Administrative Professional's Week (Secretary's Week).

25th - Administrative Professional's Day (Secretary's Day).

25th - National Rapso Day.

25th - Ram Navami.

26th - Audrey Jeffers Day.

26th - National Security Officers Day of Appreciation.

26th - The San Fernando City Corporation's Annual San City Green Expo at Skinner Park in San Fernando; 10 am.

28th - Jazz in the East at the Speyside Recreational Ground, Tobago from 6 pm.

28th to 29th - Tobago Beach Jazz at Black Rock, Tobago; 11 am.

30th - Point Fortin Borough Day.

31st - Hanuman Jayanti.

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May 1st Mar. to 31st Aug. - Leatherback Watching in Tobago.

3rd - Confucius Institute at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine Campus' Chinese Food Festival at the University Inn and Conference Centre.

6th - Belle Garden Harvest Festival.

6th - BWIA Customer Service Department (better known as Traffic) annual Mothers' Day Brunch at Green Meadows' compound located on Santa Barbara Boulevard, Santa Cruz, starting at 11 am. For more info contact Donna (683 9739); Ruby (720- 2640); Joan (663-2664); or Angel (789- 2329).

6th - Choka Fest (sada roti with a range of choka, including baigan, tomatoes, aloo, coconut, salt-fish and smoked herring) at Nu Image Simplex Complex, New Grant, Princes Town.

7th - Feast of La Divina Pastora, High Street, Siparia (Siparia Fete).

7th to 13th - Nurses Week (Nurses Day 6th).

9th - Europe Day.

12th - Blink BMobile Shiv Shakti Dance Company Ltd. Annual Mother's Day Spectacular at the Southern Academy for the Performing Arts (Sapa), located at the corner of Todd Street and Rienzi Kirton Highway, San Fernando, 7 pm. For more information, go to Shiv Shakti's Facebook page or call 779-6783 for ticket information.

12th - International Nurses Day.

12th - Mother's Day UpMarket at the Trinidad Country Club in Maraval; from 9 am to 3 pm.

12th - Rafi Mohammed's Mother Day Tribute at Centre of Excellence, Macoya; 8pm. For further information visit www.rafimohammed.com.

13th - Mason Hall Harvest Festival.

13th - Mother's Day.

13th - The Vitas House Hospice Annual Tea Party in the Port of Spain Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency; from 3 pm to 6 pm. For more information call 628-4673 and 628-9824.

18th - United Way of Trinidad and Tobago's (UWTT) National Day of Caring.

19th - Rainbow Cup International Triathlon at Grafton Beach, Tobago.

19th - Sisters Can Cook V (The Sisters of St Dominic's Children's Home), at Holy Name Convent, 2 Queen's Park East, Port of Spain. Tickets are priced at $300 and are available at the home's main office on Belmont Circular Road. Dinner will be served from 5pm to 8pm. For more info: 624-7882, 625- 7163, 706-4582 or 393-1281 between 8 am to 8 pm for bookings.

19th to 20th - Hampton International Games (Track & Field) at Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo; 9:30 am.

20th - Whim Garden Harvest Festival.

23rd to 27th - The Embassy of Mexico, United Airlines, Copa Airlines and Corona Beer's Mexican Food Festival at Hyatt Regency Trinidad, Wrightson Road, Port of Spain.

24th - Ganga Dashahara.

25th - African Liberation Day.

25th - North Eastern College hosts its May Fair at the school's compound, Graham Trace, Ojoe Road, Sangre Grande; 10 am.

25th to 27th - Sugar & Energy Festival at Gilbert Park, California.

26th - The Annual Gourmet Evening hosted by the Lions Club of Port of Spain Central at the Club's Cultural Centre on Fitz Blackman Drive, Woodbrook, from 6.30 pm.

26th to 27th - Hampton International Games (Track & Field) at Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo; 2 pm.

27th - Delaford Harvest Festival.

27th - Tobago Culinary Festival at Pigeon Point.

28th - Tobago May Pole Festival entitled Colours of D'Wind at Goodwood High School. The festival begins at 2 pm and will also include an exhibition of traditional food and craft.

30th - Indian Arrival Day.

30th - Mere Desh Celebrations at the Centre Pointe Mall Chaguanas.

31st - Corpus Christi.

31st to 3rd Jun. - Salsa Fiesta TnT at Cascadia Hotel, Port of Spain. For more information visit http://www.salsafiestatnt.com.

TBA - Mother's Day Comedy Festival (Randy Glasgow Productions - RGP). For more information contact RGP at 622-0834 and 628-9158 or visit http://www.randyglasgowproductions.info.

TBA - Randy Glasgow Productions Mother's Day Concert. For further information, also call Randy Glasgow Productions at 628-9158.

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June 1st Mar. to 31st Aug. - Leatherback Watching in Tobago.

31st May to 3rd Jun. - Salsa Fiesta TnT at Cascadia Hotel, Port of Spain. For more information visit http://www.salsafiestatnt.com.

1st - Tobago Heritage Festival Launch at the Market Square Carpark, Scarborough at 5:30 pm.

1st to 3rd - Couva/Pt Lisas Chamber of Commerce's Sugar and Energy Festival and Central Games at Gilbert Park, California.

3rd - Bloody Bay Harvest Festival.

3rd - WeBeat 2018 - WeTreat for children 12 & under; 3 pm to 6 pm; Free; St. James Amphitheatre, Western Main Road, St James.

4th - Whit Monday

5th - WeBeat 2018 - Health Day and Film Night at St. James Amphitheatre, Western Main Road, St James; 8 am; Free.

5th - World Environmental Day.

6th - WeBeat 2018 - JazzBeat at the St James Amphitheatre, Western Main Road, St James.

7th - Labor Day Celebrations 2018: Labour Day Calypso Finals at Fyzabad Hall; 7 pm.

7th - WeBeat 2018 - Pan Explosion at St. James Amphitheatre, Western Main Road, St James.

8th - Labor Day Celebrations 2018: A Festival of Drums at the Charlie King Junction in Fyzabad; 5 pm.

8th - WeBeat 2018 - Vintage Kaiso ... a star-studded line-up of veteran calypsonians and younger favourites performing their more popular selections, 8 pm; St. James Amphitheatre, Western Main Road, St James.

8th - World Oceans Day.

8th - Yoruba Village Drum Festival at The Yoruba Village Square, corner of Piccadilly Street and Old St Joseph Road, Port of Spain; from 2 pm. to 8pm.

9th - WeBeat 2018 - Steelband & Traditional Mas Parade at St. James Amphitheatre, Western Main Road, 5 am.

10th - Labor Day Celebrations 2018: Rienzi Cycling Classic from San Fernando to Point Fortin to Fyzabad at 5 am. and ends at 10 am.

10th - Labor Day Celebrations 2018: Thanksgiving Service at the Fyzabad Union Hall.

10th - Roxborough Harvest Festival.

10th - The People's National Movement's Annual Sports and Family Day at Eddie Hart Savannah, Tacarigua.

10th - WeBeat 2018 - Boat Cruise. Tickets are available from any of St James CIC members, Crosby's St James, and Cleve's One Stop, Frederick Street.

12th - The Annual Ganga Dhaaraa River Festival at Blanchisseuse.

14th - World Blood Donor Day (WBDD).

15th - Eid-ul-Fitr.

15th to 17th - The Tableland Pineapple Farmers' Association (TPFA) Annual Fruit Festival at Nu Image Simplex Complex, Tableland.

17th - Father's Day.

17th - Fun Father's Day 5 K Walk-A-Son at the Eddie Hart Savannah, Tacarigua to Clifford Street, Curepe.

17th - Lambeau Harvest Festival.

17th - Pan Trinbago Northern Region - Father's Day Football Match & Cooler Lime.

17th - The Friends of Victory Foundation (FoVF)'s Annual "Victory Games" at Police Barracks Grounds, Long Circular Road, St James.

17th - The Tobago Culinary Festival at Pigeon Point Heritage Park, Tobago. The gates open at 10 am. and admission is free. The delicious cuisine being sold in the local and international food courts will be on sale from 11 am.

19th - Labour Day.

19th - Butler Day Celebrations hosted by Tobago African Union (TAU) at Dock Site on Milford Road from 6 pm.

19th - Oilfield Workers Trade Union (OWTU) Butler 20K Run in San Fernando.

23rd - Port of Spain Day.

27th - World Diabetes Day.

28th - Matelot Fisherman's Fete.

29th to 1st Jul. - Island Crashers' (IC) Festival at Pigeon Point Heritage Park, Tobago.

30th - The Ministry of Sport's National Youth Sport Festival at Eastern Regional Indoor Sporting Arena and Eddie Hart Grounds, Tacarigua from 8 am.

30th to 1st Jul. - Charlotteville Fisherman Festival at Charlotteville.

30th to 1st Jul. - Tobago Dragon Boat Association Regatta at Pigeon Point Heritage Park; 8am to 4pm. Admittance is $20. For more information visit http://ttdbf.webs.com.

TBA - Annual Father's Day concert by Raymond Ramnarine and his band, Dil-E-Nadan at Centre of Excellence in Macoya; 7pm.

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July 1st Mar. to 31st Aug. - Leatherback Watching in Tobago.

29th May to 1st Jul. - Island Crashers' (IC) Festival at Pigeon Point Heritage Park, Tobago.

30th May to 1st Jul. - Charlotteville Fisherman Festival at Charlotteville.

30th May to 1st Jul. - Tobago Dragon Boat Association Regatta at Pigeon Point Heritage Park; 8am to 4pm. Admittance is $20. For more information visit http://ttdbf.webs.com.

1st - Castara Harvest Festival.

1st - The Network of Rural Women Producers (NORWP) in collaboration with the University of the West Indies, Ministry of Food Production, Sangre Grande Regional Corporation and Inter American Institute of Corporation and Agriculture’s Mango Festival and Competition at UWI Field Station, Mt Hope.

2nd - St Peter's Day (Fisherman's Fete) at Matelot Village.

5th to 9th - Mango Festival at UWI (University of West Indies).

7th - Old Hilarians' annual luncheon at Jubilee Hall, Keate Street, Port of Spain.

11th - Caricom Day.

12th to 16th - Tobago Motor Rally at Turtle Beach.

14th - Box Car Derby (Arima Fest 2018).

14th - Miss Arima Pageant Royale (Arima Fest 2018).

14th - Rath Yaatra.

15th - Food Fair (Arima Fest 2018).

15th - Roxborough Seafood Festival at Fish Market in Roxborough.

16th to 1st Aug. - Tobago Heritage Festival.

27th - Parangrama (Arima Fest 2018).

29th - Laventille Rhythm Section's Annual Sports & Family Day at Erica Street Recreational Grounds, Success Village, Laventille.

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August 1st Mar. to 31st Aug. - Leatherback Watching in Tobago.

16th Jul. to 1st Aug. - Tobago Heritage Festival.

1st - Emancipation Day.

1st - First People's Bird Fest at the Arima Velodrome; 7 am.

1st - First People's Canon Blast at Calvary Hill and Smoke Ceremony at the Santa Rosa First People's Centre, Paul Mitchell Street, Arima.

1st - Arima Fest Breakfast at Arima Town Hall; 7.30 am.

3rd - Arima Festival.

3rd to 5th - Delaford Fishermen Festival.

4th - Laventille Steelband Festival at Eastern Main Road, Laventille; 5pm.

5th - Speyside Harvest Festival.

5th - St George East Community Festival at Talparo Recreation Grounds; 10 am to 6 pm. Sporting competitions, cultural showcase, cuisine corner, community artifacts and craft display.

9th to 12th - Santa Rosa Festival.

5th - The Felicity Charlieville Fishing Association (FCFA)'s Annual Fishing Tournament at Gulf of Paria via Cunupia River, Cacandee Road, Felicity. For more information and registration details, call 389-7413.

10th - Tobago Curry Duck and Cocktails Festival at Parlatuvier Bay, Tobago followed by a street party. Admission is free! For further information please call Mrs Nicole Chance-Stewart at 682-8723 or email: tobagocurryduckandcocktails@gmail.com.

12th - Arima Borough Days

12th - International Youth Day.

12th - Parlatuvier Fisherfolk Festival at Parlatuvier Bay Tobago followed by a street party. Admission is free! For further information please call Mrs Nicole Chance-Stewart at 682-8723 or email: tobagocurryduckandcocktails@gmail.com..

23rd - Feast Day of Santa Rosa Festival.

25th - 2018 Great Race from Pier 1 Chaguaramas to Store Bay, Tobago; Pirogues class leave at 6:50am.; M Class leave at 8am.

25th - Carib Santa Rosa Festival.

25th - Rainbow Annual Dance Festival at NCIC Nagar, Narsaloo Ramaya Marg, Endeavour, Chaguanas from 7 pm to 10 pm. For further info: 389-8425 or the NCIC's office at 671- 6242 / 665-6733.

26th - 103FM Curry Duck Competition at Chagville Beach, Chaguaramas.

26th - Indepan Fest along Tragarete Road, from Colville Street to Maraval Road; 6pm.

26th - Raksha Bandhan.

30th - Carib Woodbrook Playboyz Annual Pre-Independence Day Steelband Parade along Tragarete Road, Newtown.

30th - Santa Rosa Day.

31st - Independence Day.

31st - Bankers Insurance Half-Marathon from opposite Atlantic Plaza, Point Lisas to the finish line at Bankers Insurance Head Office on Mulchan Seuchan Road, Chaguanas.

31st - CAL Invaders' Independence Brunch opposite the Queen's Park Oval on Tragarete Road in Woodbrook; 7am.

31st - Carib Woodbrook Playboyz Independence Brunch at the Playboyz panyard.

31st - White Oak Starlift's Independence Brunch at its pan complex on Mucurapo Road Extension, St James.

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September 2nd - Shri Krishna Janam Ashtmi.

7th to 9th - Angostura Rum Festival hosted by Angostura Ltd. at Laventille compound (Corner Eastern Main Road and Trinity Avenue).

12th to 23rd - Ganesh Chaturthi (Hindus Ganesh Utsav).

16th - Maracas Open Water Swim Classic at Maracas Bay.

17th - International Coastal Clean Up Day.

19th to 22nd - Mexican Annual Food Festival held with the collaboration of the Embassy of Mexico at Hilton Trinidad's Pool Terrace Garden Restaurant from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm.

24th - Republic Day.

24th - Michael Phillips Republic Day Cycling Classic at Nelson Mandela Park in St Clair.

24th - Republic Day Regatta at Roxborough, Tobago.

24th to 8th Oct. - Hindus Memorial Services (observance of Pitra Paksh).

28th - Tourism Day.

29th - Annual Scotiabank Women Against Breast Cancer 5k Classic.

29th to 30th - Tobago Open Tennis Tournament.

30th - Caribbean Youth Day.

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October 24th Sep. to 8th Oct. - Hindus Memorial Services (observance of Pitra Paksh).

1st - Hosay Festival.

2nd - The International day of the Elderly.

3rd to 7th - Tobago International Cycling Classic.

7th - Chaguanas Borough Days.

7th - Dragon Boat Festival at the western end of Chagville, Chaguaramas; from 8 am. to 4 pm.

7th to 13th - Fire Prevention Week.

10th - Beacon's Cycling on the Avenue in Woodbrook; 7.30 pm to 10.30 pm.

12th - Chinese Arrival Day.

14th - Store Bay Open Water Swimming Classic at Store Bay Beach.

16th - World Food Day.

19th - Ramleela.

21st - Patience Hill Harvest Festival.

21st - Tobago Blue Food Festival at L'Anse Fourmi Bloody Bay Recreation Grounds.

21st to 28th - National Tourism Week.

24th - United Nations Day.

26th - Breast Cancer Awareness Day.

28th - The University of the West Indies Sports and Physical Education Centre (UWI SPEC) Half-Marathon.

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November November 1st - All Saint's Day.

2nd - All Soul's Day.

2nd to 4th - Bago Sport Beach Football International. For more information visit http://www.bagosports.com.

6th - Mason Hall's Annual Sports and Family Day.

7th - Divali.

11th - Rememberance Day.

11th - Black Rock Harvest Festival.

14th - World Diabetes Day.

17th - Parang in a Pot - St Joseph's Convent, Port-of-Spain.

18th - Les Couteaux Harvest Festival.

18th - Moriah Harvest Festival.

18th - San Fernando Day.

18th - Scarborough Harvest Festival.

22nd - Kaartik (Kartik Nahan/Kartik Snan/Kartik Purnima).

25th - Mt. Gomery Harvest Festival.

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December 1st - International World National AIDS Day.

1st to 7th - Tobago House Assembly Week Celebrations at Shaw Park Complex; Dwight Yorke Stadium and other venues.

2nd - Plymouth Harvest Festival.

3rd - Tobago House of Assembly Day.

4th - Tobago Day.

6th - The Annual Tobago House of Assembly Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Louis D'or Nurseries.

14th - Radio Tambrin's Annual Christmas Parade and Children Treat from the Old Market car park; 3pm.

15th - Scrunter's "Pork Dance" (Annual Christmas Parang Fete) at De Forest, Vega de Oropouche, Sangre Grande.

16th - Barcode's Annual 'Pig Out' Christmas Lime.

25th - Christmas Day.

26th - Boxing Day.

26th - 1Penta Annual Paints Kite Flying Competition at Plymouth Recreation Grounds.

26th - PINK An All-Inclusive Poolside in Tobago.

31st - Old Year's Festivities.

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Carnival 2018 - February 12th & 13th
Carnival 2019 - March 4th & 5th
Carnival 2020 - February 24th & 25th
dates and events are subject to change or be cancel without notice.
Dates in red are public holidays
Key Dates in History

  • 1498 - Christopher Columbus claims Trinidad for the Spanish Crown.
  • 1592 - The Spanish Colonise Trinidad and retain possession for two centuries.
  • 1610 - Dutch traders sell Trinidad its first African slaves
  • 1797 - British forces capture Trinidad and Tobago in 1802
  • 1802 to 1814 - Immigrant Program from China.
  • 1814 - Tobago, which has changed hands several times, is ceded to Britian.
  • 1845 - First indentured immigrants from India (the programme lasted till 1917).
  • 1888 - Tobago is linked with Trinidad in a single administrative unit.
  • 1941 - US military bases built in Trinidad.
  • 1956 - Dr. Eric Williams founds PNM and wins general elections; main support from blacks. Indian population supports opposition
  • 1958 - Trinidad & Tobago joins the Federation of the West Indies and remains a member until its dissolution four years later.
  • 1962 - Independence from Britian.
  • 1970 - Black Power demonstrations cause brief state of emergency.
  • 1976 - Republic within the Commonwealth.
  • 1980 - The Tobago House of Assembly established, internal autonomy 1987.
  • 1981 - Dr. Eric Williams dies after being Head of Government (as Chief Minister and Prime Minister) for 25 years.
  • 1988 - Baseo Panday dismissed from cabinet; forms left wing UNC.
  • 1990 - Prime Minister taken hostage in failed fundamentalist coup.
  • 2010 - Mrs. Kamla Persad-Bissessar was sworn in on May 26, 2010 as the country's first female Prime Minister for Trinidad and Tobago
  • note #1: In the late 18th century both Trinidad and Tobago were cultivated and effectively administered by the French, under an agreement with the Spanish. It was during this period that the French started the plantation system on both islands and began importing the requisite slave labor.





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