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Aruba : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months


Currency: Guilder (AWG)
Internet extension: .aw - Telephone code: +297 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: -4 (DST: no)
Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

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Saturday January 1, 2022New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Thursday January 6, 2022Christmas holiday (end)School holidays
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Tuesday January 25, 2022Betico Croes' BirthdaySecular holiday
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Monday February 28, 2022CarnivalSecular holiday
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Friday March 18, 2022National Anthem & Flag DayNational Day
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Wednesday April 13, 2022Spring holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Friday April 15, 2022Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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Monday April 18, 2022Easter MondayCatholic or protestant
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Monday April 25, 2022Spring holiday (end)School holidays
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Wednesday April 27, 2022King's BirthdaySecular holiday
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Sunday May 1, 2022Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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Sunday May 8, 2022Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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Thursday May 26, 2022AscensionCatholic or protestant
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Sunday June 19, 2022Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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Friday July 8, 2022Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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New Year's Day

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Saturday January 1, 2022
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Christmas holiday (end)

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Thursday January 6, 2022
School holidays : Information provided by Aruba Ministry of Education
https://www.government.aw


Dates confirmed till Oct 2022

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Betico Croes' Birthday

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Tuesday January 25, 2022
Secular holiday : Politician (born in 1938) who devoted himself to the self-determination of the Aruban people. In 1976, he took the initiative to adopt an Aruban flag and an Aruban anthem. On March of 1977, on his initiative, a referendum was held.

Carnival

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Monday February 28, 2022
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National Anthem & Flag Day

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Friday March 18, 2022
Secular holiday : Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Spring holiday (beginning)

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Wednesday April 13, 2022
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Good Friday

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Friday April 15, 2022
Catholic or protestant : The First Council of Nicaea (a gathering of bishops in the early days of Christianity) wanted to find a day to commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. This commemoration had to be linked to Jewish holiday traditions, since the last supper of Christ was believed to be a Jewish Passover meal. But the Jewish calendar is based on lunar and solar cycles, so the Easter celebration had to follow the same calendar.

Easter Monday

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Monday April 18, 2022
Catholic or protestant : In the year 325, the Council of Nicée determined a date fo Easter. Full Moon would fall the 14th day of a moon month (1). Easter would be marked by the dominical letter(2)and the epactus(3). With the establishment of the equinox ne variatur on March 21, algorithms where elaborated to attribuate a date for Easter whatever the year.
Time between two consecutive new moons: 20 days 12 hours 44 minutes 2.8 - Gives a letter code for the year's calendar Age of the moon on January 1st, minus one unity, 0 being the new moon's age.

Spring holiday (end)

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Monday April 25, 2022
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King's Birthday

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Wednesday April 27, 2022
Secular holiday : Koningsdag

Labor Day/May Day

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Sunday May 1, 2022
Secular holiday : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .

Mothers' Day

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Sunday May 8, 2022
cards/flowers : Mother’s day has evolved in many countries in different ways. This is because mother’s day has different origins in different countries and therefore occurs on different days in the year. One school of thought claims that this day emerged from the custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Mother worship which kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of gods, and Rhea, the wife of Cronus, was held on March 15 to March 18 around Asia Minor. They insist that this custom spread around the world. Mothering Sunday is the celebration of motherhood in the United Kingdom. It is also known as Mid-lent Sunday, Rose Sunday and Laetare Sunday. It originally comes from the Victorian practice of allowing servants to return home to visit their mothers on this day. In the United States, Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1819 - October 17, 1910) was a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, and poet. Howe’s Battle Hymn of the Republic was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862 and quickly became one of the most popular songs for the Union during the American Civil War. After the war she focused her activities on the causes of Pacifism and women’s suffrage. In 1870 she was the first to proclaim Mother’s Day, with her Mother’s Day Proclamation. U.S. President Woodrow Wilson approved Mother’s Day in 1914

Ascension

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Thursday May 26, 2022
Catholic or protestant : Forty days after Easter, always on a Thursday. After his resurrection, Jesus appeared before his disciples and gathered them to tell them to baptize and spread the good word. He then ascended to heaven on a cloud.

Fathers' Day

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Sunday June 19, 2022
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Summer holiday (beginning)

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Friday July 8, 2022
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