Public Holidays in Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba in 2023

There are 10 public holidays in Bonaire, Sint Eustatius, and Saba in 2023, and three of them fall on weekends: New Year's Day, Easter Sunday, and Whit 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.

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 Sunday
Easter Sunday is an important Christian festival celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Easter Sunday is a public holiday in many countries. In 2023, it falls on April 9.

Easter Monday
The Monday after Easter Sunday, it 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.

Rincon Day
Rincon Day is a public holiday on the island of Bonaire, and it is observed on April 30, 2023. The holiday is celebrated in the town of Rincon on the island.

Labour Day
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.

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.

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 falls on May 28, 2023 in Western churches and June 04, 2023 in Eastern churches.

Emancipation Day
Emancipation Day is observed on July 1, 2023 and commemorates the anniversary of when slavery was officially abolished in the Netherlands on this day in 1863.

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.

Bonaire Flag Day
Bonaire Flag Day is a public holiday on the island of Bonaire, and it is observed on September 6 each year. The holiday celebrates the anniversary when the flag of Bonaire was adopted in 1981.

Sint Eustatius Flag Day
Sint Eustatius Flag Day is a public holiday on the island of Sint Eustatius, and it is observed on November 16 , 2023, celebrating the flag of Sint Eustatius was adopted on November 16, 2004.

Saba Flag Day
Saba Flag Day is a public holiday on the island of Saba, and it is observed on December 6, 2023, celebrating the flag of Saba was adopted on December 6, 1985.

Christmas Day
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
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 Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba in 2023.

HolidayDateWeekdayNote
New Year's DayJan 01, 2023SundayPublic Holiday
Good FridayApr 07, 2023FridayPublic Holiday
Easter SundayApr 09, 2023SundayPublic Holiday
Easter MondayApr 10, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
King's DayApr 27, 2023ThursdayPublic Holiday
Rincon DayApr 30, 2023SundayBonaire
Labour DayMay 01, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Ascension DayMay 18, 2023ThursdayPublic Holiday
Whit SundayMay 28, 2023SundayPublic Holiday
Emancipation DayJul 1, 2023SaturdayBonaire
Emancipation DayJul 1, 2023SaturdaySint Eustatius
Carnival MondayJul 31, 2023MondaySaba
Bonaire Flag DaySep 6, 2023WednesdayBonaire
Sint Eustatius Flag DayNov 16, 2023ThursdaySint Eustatius
Saba Flag DayDec 6, 2023WednesdaySaba
Christmas DayDec 25, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Boxing DayDec 26, 2023TuesdayPublic Holiday

Please also check the working days in Bonaire, Sint Eustatius, and Saba in 2023.

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