Holidays in Netherlands 2024

There are nine public holidays in the Netherlands, and three of them fall on weekends in 2024. There are two holidays for government and banks: Good Friday and Liberation Day.

New Year's Day
The New Year Holiday, celebrated on January 1, 2024, marks the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar. It is one of the most popular holidays worldwide.

Good Friday
Good Friday is a Christian holiday that commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed on the Friday immediately preceding Easter Sunday. In the Netherlands, Good Friday is a holiday for the government and banks.

Easter Sunday
Easter Sunday is a significant Christian festival that celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is recognized as a public holiday in many countries including Netherlands. In the year 2024, Easter Sunday will occur on March 31.

Easter Monday
Easter Monday commemorates the resurrection of Jesus and is observed on the Monday following Easter Sunday. In 2024, it will be observed on April 1.

King's Day
King's Day, celebrated on April 27, 2024, marks the birthday of Willem-Alexander, the King of the Netherlands, born on April 27, 1967. He ascended to the throne following his mother's abdication in 2013.

Liberation Day
Liberation Day, observed on May 5, 2024, commemorates the end of the occupation by Nazi Germany during World War II. The Netherlands, despite declaring neutrality, was invaded and occupied by Nazi Germany in 1940. By 1944, most of the southern regions were liberated, and on May 5, 1945, the entire country celebrated its liberation. This is a holiday for government and banks. This is a holiday for the government and banks.

Ascension Day
Ascension Day, also known as the Feast of the Ascension of Jesus Christ, commemorates the Christian belief in the bodily Ascension of Jesus into heaven. It is observed on May 9, 2024.

Whit Sunday
Whit Sunday, also known as Pentecost, is a significant 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 and falls on May 19, 2024.

Whit Monday
Whit Monday, also known as Pentecost Monday, is a religious festival celebrated by Christians. It occurs on the day after Pentecost, which is the 50th day after Easter Sunday. In 2024, this holiday falls on May  20.

Christmas Day
Christmas Day, celebrated on December 25, 2024, commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. It is a holiday centered around the spirit of sharing, as people exchange Christmas gifts and cards with their families and friends.

Boxing Day
Boxing Day, also known as St. Stephen's Day, is widely recognized as a shopping holiday in some countries. It falls on December 26, 2024.

The following is the list of public holidays in Netherlands 2024.

New Year's DayJan 01, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
Good FridayMar 29, 2024FridayGovernment and Banks
Easter SundayMar 31, 2024SundayPublic Holiday
Easter MondayApr 01, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
King's DayApr 27, 2024SaturdayPublic Holiday
Liberation DayMay 05, 2024SundayGovernment and Banks
Ascension DayMay 09, 2024ThursdayPublic Holiday
Whit SundayMay 19, 2024SundayPublic Holiday
Whit MondayMay 20, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
Christmas DayDec 25, 2024WednesdayPublic Holiday
Boxing DayDec 26, 2024ThursdayPublic Holiday

Please also check the working days in the Netherlands in 2024.

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