What is happening in Aruba:
Aruba is located just off the coast of Venezuela and it has sunshine all year long. Tourists are attracted to it from all over the world. Its Carnival takes place several weeks before the Lenten season begins. It is heralded by all starting from the very young with their children's parades, masquerades and musical competitions.
- New Year's Day - January 1
- Carnival unofficially begins after Epiphany
The New Year begins with fireworks to ward off evil spirits, while wandering minstrels serenade homes and hotels.
- Carnival - Officially begins in February
- Aruba's National Day - March 18
- Good Friday - Public Holiday
- Easter Sunday
- Easter Monday - Public Holiday (Easter Holidays begin either in late March or early April)
- ICCDCS Conference - April 17 - 19
- Aruba Bowling tournament: Eagle International - April 21 - 27
- Summer Jam with carnival and Jazz bands - end of April
- Labour Day - May 1 - Public Holiday
- Hi-Winds Pro-Am Windsurfing Competition
- Harvest Festival of Dera Gai
The Harvest Festival of Dera Gai is used to involve the burying of a rooster, but these days a gourd is substituted.
- Tropical Sea E Seminar - October 09 - 15
- Heineken Aruba Catamaran Regatta - Nov. 8 - 16
- Sint Nicolaas Day - December 5
- Christmas Day - 25th December