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King's Day
calendar_month 27 April 2024

King's Day

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King's Day in Aruba is a vibrant celebration of Dutch heritage, marked by lively street parties, parades, and cultural performances. Residents wear orange attire, the color of the Dutch royal family, and take to the streets to celebrate with music, dancing, and traditional Dutch treats. While festivities abound, visitors should note that some businesses may close or operate with reduced hours during this national holiday.
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Labor Day
calendar_month 1 May 2024

Labor Day

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Aruba
Labor Day in Aruba is a time to honor the contributions of workers and celebrate their achievements. It's common for businesses to close or have reduced hours to allow employees to enjoy the holiday with their families. It's an opportunity for relaxation and leisure, as well as reflection on the importance of labor rights and fair working conditions.
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Aruba HI-Winds
calendar_month 8 May to 13 May 2024

Aruba HI-Winds

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Hadicurari Beach
Aruba Hi-Winds is an exciting annual event that draws windsurfers and kitesurfers from around the world to the island's pristine shores. This thrilling competition features adrenaline-fueled races and impressive aerial displays, showcasing the skills of top athletes in the windsurfing and kitesurfing community. Spectators can enjoy watching the action unfold against the backdrop of Aruba's stunning coastline, with vibrant festivities and beach parties adding to the festive atmosphere.
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Ascencion Day
calendar_month 9 May 2024

Ascencion Day

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Aruba
Ascension Day in Aruba is a Christian holiday that commemorates the ascension of Jesus Christ into heaven. It's observed with church services and spiritual reflections. Additionally, many businesses may close or have reduced hours on this day to allow employees to participate in religious observances and spend time with family.
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Mother's Day
calendar_month 12 May 2024

Mother's Day

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Aruba
Mother's Day in Aruba is a heartfelt celebration honoring mothers and motherhood. Families come together to express their love and appreciation for the maternal figures in their lives through gestures such as heartfelt messages, gifts, and special outings. Many restaurants and hotels offer brunch specials or special packages to treat moms to a day of relaxation and pampering. It's a time for expressing gratitude and creating cherished memories with the women who play such an important role in our lives.
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Aruba Soul Beach Music Festival
calendar_month 23 May to 28 May 2024

Aruba Soul Beach Music Festival

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Harbor Arena
The Aruba Soul Beach Music Festival is a thrilling annual event held over Memorial Day weekend, drawing music enthusiasts to Aruba's shores. This festival features a diverse lineup of renowned R&B, soul, and hip-hop artists. Attendees can expect unforgettable performances, beach parties, and celebrity appearances. Stay tuned for announcements about this year's headlining artists, promising an exciting experience for all.
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Father's Day
calendar_month 16 June 2024

Father's Day

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Aruba
Father's Day in Aruba is a special occasion dedicated to honoring fathers and father figures. Families come together to express their love and appreciation through heartfelt gestures, such as cards, gifts, and quality time spent together. Many restaurants and businesses offer special deals and packages to help families celebrate the day in style.
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Dera Gai
calendar_month 24 June 2024

Dera Gai

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Aruba
Dera Gai is a beloved Aruban tradition celebrated annually on June 24th, blending history and culture in a vibrant festival. Originating from Central American San Juan celebrations, missionaries introduced the custom during Spanish rule. Originally rooted in gratitude for harvests, the festival has evolved into a lively event featuring games, dances, and storytelling around ceremonial fires. While once involving the burial of a live rooster, modern adaptations include symbolic rituals and blindfolded participants striking a synthetic rooster. With colorful attire, music, and community gatherings, Dera Gai continues to be a cherished holiday across Aruba, honoring the island's cultural heritage and unity.

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4th of July
calendar_month 4 July 2024

4th of July

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Aruba
Just because you're not home in America for the 4th of July doesn't mean you need to skip out on the activities! While not an Aruban holiday, the 4th is celebrated in various hotels across the island with spectacular fireworks shows. Visitors can experience the patriotic atmosphere and enjoy the dazzling displays of light against the backdrop of Aruba's beautiful beaches. It's a fantastic opportunity for tourists to join in the festivities and witness the vibrant celebration of American independence while indulging in the island's hospitality.

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Aruba’s Vow Renewal Ceremony
calendar_month 14 August 2024

Aruba’s Vow Renewal Ceremony

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Eagle Beach
Experience the ultimate romantic getaway in Aruba. Join us for the Caribbean’s largest vow renewal ceremony on the stunning shores of Eagle Beach at sunset. Now in its 6th year, couples from around the globe gather to reaffirm their love amidst the beauty of Aruba. Don't miss this unforgettable evening of romance and renewal.
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Aruba’s Annual International Regatta
calendar_month 22 August to 25 August 2024

Aruba’s Annual International Regatta

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Aruba
Aruba's Regatta is an exciting annual event that combines thrilling sailing competitions with lively festivities. During the day, international yachts, catamarans, and windsurfers compete in fun and action-packed races. As the sun sets, the event transitions into music, parties, and dinners, creating a festive atmosphere for sailors and visitors alike. Jon the fun and experience the ultimate celebration of sailing and camaraderie in Aruba.
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Aruba Art Fair
calendar_month 6 September to 8 September 2024

Aruba Art Fair

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San Nicolas
The Aruba Art Fair is a vibrant showcase of creativity and talent, featuring a diverse array of artwork from local and international artists. Held in the cultural city of San Nicolas, visitors can explore exhibits ranging from paintings and sculptures to photography and mixed media. The fair offers a unique opportunity to interact with artists, purchase artwork, and immerse oneself in the dynamic arts scene of Aruba.
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World Tourism Day
calendar_month 27 September 2024

World Tourism Day

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Aruba
World Tourism Day is celebrated annually on September 27th to promote awareness about the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political, and economic value. In Aruba, this day is marked with various events and activities that highlight the island's tourism industry and its contributions to the local community. Visitors can participate in guided tours, cultural performances, and special promotions offered by hotels, restaurants, and tour operators.
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Halloween
calendar_month 31 October 2024

Halloween

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Aruba
Halloween in Aruba is a festive and lively celebration marked by costume parties, themed events, and spooky decorations. While not a traditional holiday in Aruba, many hotels, bars, and restaurants embrace the Halloween spirit with themed parties and special promotions. Visitors can enjoy costume contests, haunted house experiences, and themed dinners at various establishments across the island. Additionally, families often participate in trick-or-treating activities in neighborhoods or organized events at resorts and shopping centers.

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Thanksgiving
calendar_month 28 November 2024

Thanksgiving

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Aruba
Thanksgiving is not traditionally celebrated in Aruba as it is in the United States and Canada. However, some hotels and restaurants may offer special Thanksgiving dinners for tourists or expatriates who wish to celebrate the holiday. These dinners often feature traditional Thanksgiving dishes, allowing visitors to enjoy a taste of home while on the island.
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Christmas Eve
calendar_month 24 December 2024

Christmas Eve

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Aruba
Christmas Eve in Aruba is a festive occasion filled with joyous gatherings, beautifully decorated streets, and special dinners. Families come together for celebrations, while churches host services and resorts offer themed events. It's a time of warmth and togetherness, creating cherished memories in paradise.
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Christmas Day
calendar_month 25 December 2024

Christmas Day

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Aruba
Christmas Day in Aruba is a time for relaxation as many businesses and establishments are closed for the holiday. It's a day for families and friends to gather, enjoy festive meals, and exchange gifts in the comfort of their homes or vacation rentals. While some hotels and resorts may offer special Christmas Day activities or meals, it's generally a quieter day on the island, allowing residents and visitors to unwind and enjoy the holiday spirit in a serene tropical setting.

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Boxing Day
calendar_month 26 December 2024

Boxing Day

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Aruba
It's worth noting that most businesses choose to close or operate with reduced hours on this day. While not as widely observed as in some other countries, Boxing Day in Aruba can still be a quiet day, with many residents and visitors taking the opportunity to relax and enjoy leisure activities such as beach outings. If you plan to visit shops, restaurants, or other establishments on Boxing Day, it's a good idea to check their operating hours in advance.
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New Year's Eve
calendar_month 31 December 2024

New Year's Eve

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Aruba
New Year's Eve in Aruba is a lively celebration, with beachside parties, fireworks displays, and special events and parties at hotels, nightclubs and resorts. Families gather for dinners and countdowns, while the partiers cheer and toast to the new year at midnight, accompanied by dazzling fireworks lighting up the sky. It's a magical evening filled with joy and optimism as Aruba welcomes the year ahead.
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New Year's Day
calendar_month 1 January 2025

New Year's Day

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Aruba
New Year's Day in Aruba is a refreshing start to the year. People often gather for beach picnics, or relaxing outings, enjoying the natural beauty and tranquility of the island. It's important to note that most, if not all, businesses will be closed on New Year's Day, allowing residents and visitors alike to enjoy a peaceful start to the yea.
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Valentine's Day
calendar_month 14 February 2025

Valentine's Day

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Aruba
Love is in the air this Valentine's Day! Across the island, restaurants, bars, and spas are offering irresistible deals for lovers to indulge in. Whether it's a romantic candlelit dinner, a cozy evening at a charming bar, or a pampering spa retreat, there's something special for every couple to celebrate their love. Treat yourselves to unforgettable moments and create cherished memories as you embrace the magic of this romantic occasion.
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National Anthem and Flag Day
calendar_month 19 March 2025

National Anthem and Flag Day

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Aruba
National Anthem and Flag Day in Aruba is a significant celebration of the island's identity and independence. It commemorates the adoption of the national flag "Aruba Dushi Tera" and the national anthem "Aruba Dushi Tera" in 1976. The day is marked by various cultural events, parades, and ceremonies showcasing Aruba's rich heritage and patriotic pride. Citizens and visitors alike come together to honor the flag and anthem, reflecting on their significance and the values they represent for the people of Aruba.
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Good Friday
calendar_month 30 March 2025

Good Friday

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Aruba
Good Friday is observed in Aruba as a public holiday to mark the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. On this day, a majority of places in Aruba are likely to be closed. It's advisable to plan ahead if you need to run errands or make appointments, as services and businesses may have altered schedules or closures.
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Easter Sunday
calendar_month 1 April 2025

Easter Sunday

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Aruba
Easter Sunday in Aruba is a significant religious holiday commemorating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. It's a time for families to gather for special church services, delicious meals, and festive celebrations. Many businesses in Aruba typically close their doors on Easter Sunday to allow employees to observe the holiday with their loved ones. Visitors to the island can expect a tranquil atmosphere with opportunities to join in religious services, enjoy quality time with family, and partake in Easter-themed activities and events organized by local communities.
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Easter Monday
calendar_month 2 April 2025

Easter Monday

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Aruba
Easter Monday in Aruba is a laid-back continuation of the Easter celebrations. While some businesses may operate with reduced hours, the day offers opportunities for family gatherings and leisure activities such as beach outings or cultural events. It's a chance to savor the island's beauty and enjoy relaxed moments with loved ones amidst the Easter festivities.
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