There are ten 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. There are also local holidays on each island.
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 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 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.
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 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 is a public holiday on the island of Bonaire, observed on April 30, 2023. The holiday is celebrated in the town of Rincon on the island.
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, observed on May 18, 2023, commemorates the Christian belief in the bodily Ascension of Jesus into heaven.
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 is observed on July 1, 2023 and commemorates the anniversary of when slavery was officially abolished in the Netherlands in 1863.
Carnival Monday, observed on July 31, 2023, is a holiday celebrating slavery abolishment on the island of Saba.
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 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 Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba in 2023.
|New Year's Day||Jan 01, 2023||Sunday||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 Day||Apr 27, 2023||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Rincon Day||Apr 30, 2023||Sunday||Bonaire|
|Labour Day||May 01, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Ascension Day||May 18, 2023||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Whit Sunday||May 28, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|Emancipation Day||Jul 1, 2023||Saturday||Bonaire|
|Emancipation Day||Jul 1, 2023||Saturday||Sint Eustatius|
|Carnival Monday||Jul 31, 2023||Monday||Saba|
|Bonaire Flag Day||Sep 6, 2023||Wednesday||Bonaire|
|Sint Eustatius Flag Day||Nov 16, 2023||Thursday||Sint Eustatius|
|Saba Flag Day||Dec 6, 2023||Wednesday||Saba|
|Christmas Day||Dec 25, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Boxing Day||Dec 26, 2023||Tuesday||Public Holiday|
Please also check the working days in Bonaire, Sint Eustatius, and Saba in 2023.