There are 13 public holidays in Curaçao in 2023, four of which fall on Saturday and Sunday.
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.
Carnival Monday and Carnival Tuesday are the last days before Lenten fasting, which starts on Ash Wednesday, so people will use their fat ingredients to prepare for the fasting. Pancake with mixed eggs, milk, and flour is the most common food on these holidays. It falls on February 20, 2023.
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, April 7, 2023.
Easter Sunday is an important Christian festival celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Easter Sunday is a public holiday in many countries on April 9, 2023.
Easter Monday is to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, and it is the Monday after Easter Sunday. It is observed on April 10, 2023.
King's Day, observed on April 27, 2023, celebrates the birthday of Willem-Alexander, the King of the Netherlands, who was born on April 27, 1967. He acceded to the throne following his mother's abdication in 2013.
Labour 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.
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.
Whit Sunday, also known as Pentecost, is an important Christian festival commemorating the descent of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost. It is celebrated on the seventh Sunday or 49 days after Easter Sunday. It falls on May 28, 2023.
National Flag and Anthem Day
National Flag and Anthem Day is a public holiday in Curaçao on July 2, 2023. The holiday commemorates the anniversary of when the national flag was officially adopted in 1984.
Curaçao Day is a public holiday in Curaçao, observed on October 10, 2023. The holiday commemorates the anniversary when Curaçao became a constituent country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands following the dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles in 2010.
Christmas Day is celebrated on December 25, 2023, and commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Christmas Day is a holiday of sharing. People exchange Christmas gifts and cards with families and friends.
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 Curaçao in 2023.
|New Year's Day||Jan 01, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|Carnival Monday||Feb 20, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Good Friday||Apr 07, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Easter Sunday||Apr 09, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|Easter Monday||Apr 10, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|King's Birthday||Apr 27, 2023||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Labour Day||May 01, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Ascension Day||May 18, 2023||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Whit Sunday||May 28, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|National Flag |
and Anthem Day
|Jul 02, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|Curaçao Day||Oct 10, 2023||Tuesday||Public Holiday|
|Christmas Day||Dec 25, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Boxing Day||Dec 26, 2023||Tuesday||Public Holiday|
Please also check the working days in Curaçao in 2023.