Holidays in Curaçao 2026

There are 13 public holidays in Curaçao in 2026, four of which fall on weekends: Saturday and Sunday.

New Year's Day
New Year Holiday, celebrated on January 1, 2026, 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
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 16, 2026.

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, April 3, 2026.

Easter Sunday
Easter Sunday is an important Christian festival celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Easter Sunday is a public holiday in many countries on April 5, 2026.

Easter Monday
Easter Monday is to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, and it is the Monday after Easter Sunday. It is observed on April 6, 2026.

King's Birthday
King's Day, observed on April 27, 2026, 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
Labour Day is observed on May 1, 2026, 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 14, 2026.

Whit Sunday
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 24, 2026.

National Flag and Anthem Day
National Flag and Anthem Day is a public holiday in Curaçao on July 2, 2026. The holiday commemorates the anniversary of when the national flag was officially adopted in 1984.

Curaçao Day
Curaçao Day is a public holiday in Curaçao, observed on October 10, 2026. 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
Christmas Day is celebrated on December 25, 2026, 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
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, 2026.

The following is the list of public holidays in Curaçao 2026.

New Year's DayJan 01, 2026ThursdayPublic Holiday
Carnival MondayFeb 16, 2026MondayPublic Holiday
Good FridayApr 03, 2026FridayPublic Holiday
Easter SundayApr 05, 2026SundayPublic Holiday
Easter MondayApr 06, 2026MondayPublic Holiday
King's BirthdayApr 27, 2026MondayPublic Holiday
Labour DayMay 01, 2026FridayPublic Holiday
Ascension DayMay 14, 2026ThursdayPublic Holiday
Whit SundayMay 24, 2026SundayPublic Holiday
National Flag and
Anthem Day
Jul 02, 2026ThursdayPublic Holiday
Curaçao DayOct 10, 2026SaturdayPublic Holiday
Christmas DayDec 25, 2026FridayPublic Holiday
Boxing DayDec 26, 2026SaturdayPublic Holiday

Please also check the working days in Curaçao in 2026.

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