Holiday Calendar Guianas

School holidays, days off and special days

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  • Tuesday, October 10th, 2023
  • National holidays

Maroons Day / Dag der Marrons

The Day of the Maroons, also known as Day of the Maroons or Marron Day, is the annual joint day of commemoration and celebration on October 10 of the struggle of the Maroon ancestors against oppression and for freedom.

Celebrated in: Suriname

  • Friday, October 20th, 2023
  • Long Weekend!, National holidays

Chinese Immigration

The Chinese are one of the smaller ethnic groups in Suriname. The arrival of the first Chinese to Suriname dates from 1853.

Celebrated in: Suriname

  • Tuesday, October 31st, 2023
  • Special Days


Halloween or Hallowe’en is a celebration observed in many countries on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Saints’ Day. It begins the observance of Allhallowtide, the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints, martyrs, and all the faithful departed.

Celebrated in: Guyana, Suriname

  • Sunday, November 12th, 2023
  • National holidays

Deepavali / Diwali

Diwali is the Hindu festival of lights with its variations also celebrated in other Indian religions. It symbolizes the spiritual “victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance”. Diwali is celebrated during the Hindu lunisolar months of Ashvin and Kartika.

Celebrated in: Guyana, Suriname

  • Friday, November 24th, 2023
  • Special Days

Black Friday

Black Friday is a colloquial term for the Friday after Thanksgiving in the United States. It traditionally marks the start of the Christmas shopping season in the United States. Many stores offer highly promoted sales at discounted prices and often open early, sometimes as early as midnight or even on Thanksgiving.

Celebrated in: French guiana, Guyana, Suriname

  • Saturday, November 25th, 2023
  • National holidays

Independence Day

Suriname became an independent republic on November 25, 1975.

Celebrated in: Suriname

  • Monday, November 27th, 2023
  • Special Days

Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday is a marketing term for e-commerce transactions on the Monday after Thanksgiving in the United States and around parts of the world. It was created by retailers to encourage people to shop online.

Celebrated in: French guiana, Suriname

  • Tuesday, December 5th, 2023
  • Special Days

Saint Nicholas / Sinterklaas

Sinterklaas is based on the historical figure of Saint Nicholas (270–343), a Greek bishop of Myra in present-day Turkey. He is depicted as an elderly, stately and serious man with white hair and a long, full beard. He wears a long red cape or chasuble over a traditional white bishop’s alb and a sometimes-red stole, dons a red mitre and ruby ring, and holds a gold-coloured crosier, a long ceremonial shepherd’s staff with a fancy curled top.

Celebrated in: Suriname

  • Saturday, December 23rd, 2023
  • Until: Friday, January 5th, 2024
  • School holidays

Christmas Holiday

Standard Christmas school holiday break.

Celebrated in: Suriname

  • Monday, December 25th, 2023
  • Long Weekend!

Christmas Day

Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed primarily on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world.

Celebrated in: French guiana, Guyana, Suriname

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