National Holidays

National holidays

  • 1 January – New Year’s Day
  • 6 January – Three Kings Day
  • January – World Religion Day
  • February – Chinese New Year
  • 25 February – Day of the Revolution
  • March (varies) – Holi
  • March/April – Good Friday
  • March/April – Easter
  • 1 May – Labour Day
  • May/June – Ascension day
  • 5 June – Indian Arrival Day
  • 1 July – Keti Koti
  • Keti Koti (Sranantongo for “the chains are cut”), July 1, is the Emancipation Day (end of slavery) in Suriname. The day is also known as (Prisiri) Maspasi, meaning “Emancipation (Festival)”.Slavery was abolished by the Netherlands in Suriname and the Dutch Antilles in 1863. However, the enslaved people in Suriname would not be fully free until 1873, after a mandatory 10 year transition period during which time they were required to work on the slave plantations. After 1873 many freed people left the plantations where they had suffered for several generations, in favor of the city of Paramaribo. In 2009 several cities in the Netherlands hosted various activities, making this day a day of national celebration and remembrance throughout the country.
  • 8 August – Javanese Arrival Day
  • 9 August – Indigenous People’s Day
  • 20 October – Chinese Arrival day
  • 25 November – Independence Day
  • 25 December – Christmas

 

 

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  1. Winti Child July 5, 2017 at 3:44 pm Reply

    English Video from 2015

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