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Aruba

Holidays & Observances in Aruba

Aruba is a Caribbean island off the coast of Venezuela. It is an autonomous state of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and has its own constitution, but still falls under the Netherlands’ jurisdiction. It is a multicultural country with several different languages and religions, though the official language is Dutch and the predominant religion is Roman Catholicism. Many people in Aruba and surrounding islands still practice a religion called Santeria, which developed during the slave era as a mix of Catholicism and traditional African religions. Because of its association with the Netherlands, Aruba celebrates many of the same holidays including St. Nicolas’s Day, and Queen’s Day. Holidays are celebrated enthusiastically with food, family, and often gift giving.

Upcoming Popular Holidays

Country Observances

Observance Country Holiday Observance Type Holiday Date
Christmas Christmas National, Federal, Bank, Public
Christmas Christmas National, Federal, Bank, Public
Boxing Day - St. Stephen's Day Boxing Day National, Federal, Bank, Public
Boxing Day - St. Stephen's Day Boxing Day National, Federal, Bank, Public
New Year's New Year's Eve Popular & Widely Observed Holidays
New Year's New Year's Day National, Federal, Bank, Public
Birthday of a Leader Betico Croes' Birthday National, Federal, Bank, Public
Flag Day National Anthem and Flag Day National, Federal, Bank, Public
Good Friday Good Friday National, Federal, Bank, Public
Good Friday Good Friday National, Federal, Bank, Public
Easter Easter Popular & Widely Observed Holidays
Easter Easter Popular & Widely Observed Holidays
Easter Monday Easter Monday National, Federal, Bank, Public
Easter Monday Easter Monday National, Federal, Bank, Public
Birthday of a Leader King's Day (Koningsdag) National, Federal, Bank, Public
Labor Day (Labour Day) Labor Day National, Federal, Bank, Public
International Workers' Day (Labour Day/May Day) Labor Day National, Federal, Bank, Public
Ascension Day Ascension Day National, Federal, Bank, Public
Ascension Day Ascension Day National, Federal, Bank, Public