Public Holidays in Aruba in 2023

There are 11 public holidays in Aruba in 2023, and two fall on weekends: New Year's Day and National Anthem and Flag Day.

New Year's Day
New Year Holiday, celebrated on January 1, 2023, is the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar, and it is one of the most popular holidays in the world.

Betico Croes' Birthday
Betico Croes' Birthday is a public holiday in Aruba, observed on January 25, 2023. The holiday commemorates the birthday of Betico Croes, an Aruban political activist in Aruba.

Carnival Monday
Carnival Monda is one of the last days before the Lenten fasting. The holiday falls 48 days before Easter Sunday, observed on Feb 20, 2023.

National Anthem and Flag Day
National Anthem and Flag Day is a public holiday in Aruba, observed on March 18, 2023. The holiday commemorates the anniversary when the proposal to separate from the Netherlands Antilles was first presented in 1848.

Good Friday
Good Friday is a Christian holiday celebrating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed on Friday immediately preceding Easter Sunday. In 2023, Good Friday is celebrated on April 7, 2023 in Western churches and April 14, 2023 in Eastern churches.

Easter Monday
Easter Monday is to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. The holiday is observed on Apr 10, 2023 in Western churches and April 17, 2023 in Eastern churches.

King's Day
King's Day celebrates the birthday of Willem-Alexander, the King of the Netherlands, who was born on April 27, 1967. The holiday is celebrated on April 27, 2023.

Labor Day
Labor Day is observed on May 1, 2023, and it celebrates the achievements of workers. The holiday originates in the eight-hour day movement, which is eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest.

Ascension Day
Also known as the Feast of the Ascension of Jesus Christ, Ascension Day commemorates the Christian belief in the bodily Ascension of Jesus into heaven. It falls on May 18, 2023.

Christmas Day
Christmas Day is celebrated on December 25, 2023, commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. It is a sharing holiday, and people exchange Christmas gifts and cards with families and friends.

Boxing Day
Boxing Day is also known as St. Stephen's Day and is widely known as a shopping holiday in some countries. It falls on December 26, 2023.

The following is the list of public holidays in Aruba in 2023.

HolidayDateWeekdayNote
New Year's DayJan 01, 2023SundayPublic Holiday
Betico Croes' BirthdayJan 25, 2023WednesdayPublic Holiday
Carnival MondayFeb 20, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
National Anthem
and Flag Day
Mar 18, 2023SaturdayPublic Holiday
Good FridayApr 07, 2023FridayPublic Holiday
Easter MondayApr 10, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
King's DayApr 27, 2023ThursdayPublic Holiday
Labor DayMay 01, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Ascension DayMay 18, 2023ThursdayPublic Holiday
Christmas DayDec 25, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Boxing DayDec 26, 2023TuesdayPublic Holiday

Please also check working days in Aruba in 2023.

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