There are 16 public holidays in Suriname in 2025, three of which fall on weekends.
New Year's Day
New Year Holiday, celebrated on January 1, 2025, is the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar, and it is one of the most popular holidays in the world.
Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year, observed on January 29, 2025, is the most important time for the family union. Hundreds of thousands of people who work outside will go back to their hometowns to meet families and friends.
Holi Phagwa, observed on March 14, 2025, celebrates the end of winter and the arrival of spring. Holi Phagwa is a festival of colors, and people celebrate the holiday by throwing colored powder into the air or splashing them on others. Holi festival starts the night before, which is the festival of Holika Dahan.
This is a religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide celebrating the end of a month of fasting. The holiday falls on the first day of Syawal, the 10th month of the Islamic calendar. The holiday falls on March 31, 2025.
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 18, 2025.
Easter Sunday is an important Christian festival celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Easter Sunday is a public holiday in many countries. In 2025, it falls on April 20.
Easter Monday is to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, and it is the Monday after Easter Sunday. It is observed on April 21, 2025.
Labour Day is observed on May 1, 2025, 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.
Eid al-Adha, also known as the festival of sacrifice, is an important Muslim festival. The holiday falls on June 7, 2025, and it honors the willingness of the prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God's command.
Suriname celebrates Emancipation Day on July 1, 2025. The holiday is called Keti Koti, which can be translated as "the chains are cut", meaning the end of the era of slavery in Suriname.
Indigenous Peoples Day
The holiday celebrates indigenous people, who are the soul of Suriname, and their identity. Observed on August 9, 2025, it celebrates the input of the indigenous peoples to the country's history and culture and raises awareness of the rights of the indigenous population.
Maroons Day is a public holiday in Suriname on October 10, 2025. This holiday celebrates the heritage and contribution to Suriname by the Maroon people.
Diwali is the festival of lights in Indian communities worldwide. People light rows of lamps inside and outside their homes for the holiday, representing the triumph of light over dark and the power of good over evil. The holiday falls on October 20, 2025.
Independence Day is celebrated in Suriname on November 25, 2025, and it celebrates the full independence from the Netherlands in 1975.
Christmas Day is celebrated on December 25, 2025, 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, 2025.
The following is the list of public holidays in Suriname 2025.
|New Year's Day||Jan 01, 2025||Wednesday||Public Holiday|
|Chinese New Year||Jan 29, 2025||Wednesday||Public Holiday|
|Holi Phagwa||Mar 14, 2025||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Eid al-Fitr||Mar 31, 2025||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Good Friday||Apr 18, 2025||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Easter Sunday||Apr 20, 2025||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|Easter Monday||Apr 21, 2025||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Labor Day||May 01, 2025||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Eid al-Adha||Jun 07, 2025||Saturday||Public Holiday|
|Emancipation Day||Jul 01, 2025||Tuesday||Public Holiday|
|Indigenous Peoples Day||Aug 09, 2025||Saturday||Public Holiday|
|Maroons Day||Oct 10, 2025||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Diwali||Oct 20, 2025||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Independence Day||Nov 25, 2025||Tuesday||Public Holiday|
|Christmas Day||Dec 25, 2025||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Boxing Day||Dec 26, 2025||Friday||Public Holiday|
Please also check the working days in Suriname in 2025.