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  • Currency: Netherlands Antilles Guilder (ANG)
  • ISO code: BQ - Internet domain: .bq - Telephone code: 599 7 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: -4 (DST: no)
  • Weekend: Saturday & Sunday
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    Wednesday may 1, 2024Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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    Wednesday may 8, 2024Ascension holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Thursday may 9, 2024AscensionCatholic or protestant
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    Sunday may 12, 2024Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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    Monday may 13, 2024Ascension holiday (end)School holidays
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    Sunday may 19, 2024WhitsundayCatholic or protestant
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    Monday july 1, 2024Emancipation DayNational Day
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    Friday july 12, 2024Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday august 26, 2024Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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    Friday september 6, 2024Bonaire DayNational Day
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    Friday october 4, 2024Fall holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday october 14, 2024Fall holiday (end)School holidays
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    Labor Day/May Day

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    Wednesday may 1, 2024
    Secular holiday : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .

    Ascension holiday (beginning)

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    Wednesday may 8, 2024
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    Ascension

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    Thursday may 9, 2024
    Catholic or protestant : Forty days after Easter, always on a Thursday. After his resurrection, Jesus appeared before his disciples and gathered them to tell them to baptize and spread the good word. He then ascended to heaven on a cloud.

    Mothers' Day

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    Sunday may 12, 2024
    cards/flowers : Mother’s day has evolved in many countries in different ways. This is because mother’s day has different origins in different countries and therefore occurs on different days in the year. One school of thought claims that this day emerged from the custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Mother worship which kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of gods, and Rhea, the wife of Cronus, was held on March 15 to March 18 around Asia Minor. They insist that this custom spread around the world. Mothering Sunday is the celebration of motherhood in the United Kingdom. It is also known as Mid-lent Sunday, Rose Sunday and Laetare Sunday. It originally comes from the Victorian practice of allowing servants to return home to visit their mothers on this day. In the United States, Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1819 - October 17, 1910) was a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, and poet. Howe’s Battle Hymn of the Republic was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862 and quickly became one of the most popular songs for the Union during the American Civil War. After the war she focused her activities on the causes of Pacifism and women’s suffrage. In 1870 she was the first to proclaim Mother’s Day, with her Mother’s Day Proclamation. U.S. President Woodrow Wilson approved Mother’s Day in 1914

    Ascension holiday (end)

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    Monday may 13, 2024
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    Whitsunday

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    Sunday may 19, 2024
    Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday

    Emancipation Day

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    Monday july 1, 2024
    Secular holiday : Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Friday july 12, 2024
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    Summer holiday (end)

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    Monday august 26, 2024
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    Bonaire Day

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    Friday september 6, 2024
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    Fall holiday (beginning)

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    Friday october 4, 2024
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    Fall holiday (end)

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    Monday october 14, 2024
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