We have a few very important national holidays in Curacao! Especially Carnival, Dia di Bandera (Day of the Flag) and Curaçao day. All official holidays in Curaçao are set by law. Children don’t have to go to school and (most) people enjoy a day off.
Public Holidays Curacao:
- New Year’s Day, January 1st
- Carnival Monday (the Monday after Sunday’s Grand Parade)
- Good Friday
- Easter Monday
- King’s Day, April 27th
- Labor Day, May 1st
- Ascension Day
- National Anthem and Flag Day (Dia di Himno i Bandera ) July 2nd
- Day of Curacao, October 10th
- Christmas Day, December 25th
- Boxing Day, December 26th
National Anthem and Flag Day, also known as “Dia di Bandera”.
On the 2nd of July, Curaçao celebrates that the Island Council met for the first time on that day in 1951. In 1984 this day was declared “Dia di Himno i Bandera” (National Anthem and Flag Day) and since has become an official day-off. In the morning there are ceremonies at Brionplein in Otrobanda and Parke Himno i Bandera (Park of the National Anthem and the Flag) in Barber.
On the 1st of May, Curaçao celebrates Labor Day. On this day the battle for better working conditions is being celebrated, with a parade in the city.
NH Real Estate & Associates
Meet Nick Hoetmer
My name is Nick Hoetmer and I have been selling real estate for more than 7 years on Curacao. In the past few years, I sold over 100 homes. I represent sellers and buyers. Furthermore, I work with tenants, investors, and lessors. My clients are locals, Dutch, American, Canadians, Venezuelans, Germans and others. I speak Dutch, English, Spanish and a little German.
You’re interested in living in Curacao? I usually start with an intake meeting to get to know each other better. This can be in person as well as in a video call using WhatsApp or Face Time. After getting a good idea of what my buyers desire I do a market scan. After that, the first showing(s) for homes in Curacao will be scheduled.