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   Tuesday, January 26, 2021 

European Union Netherlands Netherlands Antilles Netherlands Antilles: Events in Curacao

What is happening in Curacao:

The Curacao year is marked by a number of festive events from Carnival, which is the biggest event of the year and Calypso celebrations to International fishing tournaments, scuba diving and snorkeling.


  • New Year's Day - January 1


  • Carnival

Carnival is a joyous and usually drunken celebration held in February right before the Lenten season begins. Lent is a time for fasting and paying penitence.


  • Seu Parade - April 1
  • Cuban Night - April 6
  • Pepsi Cola Loop - April 7
  • Queen's Birthday - April 30


  • Labour Day - May 1
  • Derna Latin America - May 9-11
  • EFEX 2002 - Efficiency Exposition - May 16-19
  • Dutch Caribbean meets Europe - May 27 - 31


  • Annual Curacao Heineken Jazz Festival
  • Curacao Sail - Americas Sail 2002
  • Slavery, Databases and the Construction of History - International Congress - June 26 -30


  • Flag Day
  • Kids Sea Camp


  • Caribbean Jazz Fest

The Caribbean Jazz Fest is a two day event which is held in October and brings together Jazz enthusiasts from all over the world.


  • Immaculate Conception
  • Christmas Eve - December 24 - (half holiday)
  • Christmas Day - December 25 - Public Holiday
  • Boxing day - December 26 - Public Holiday
  • New Year's Eve - December 31 - (half holiday)

The People of Curacao get off to celebrating their Christmas holidays early as Christmas Eve is a half-holiday. There is also early celebration for the upcoming New Year as they have a half-holiday to get a jump on the New Year.

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