The business world's No-Go Days!

St Maarten (Dutch) : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months

  • ISO code: SX - Internet domain: .sx - Telephone code: 1 721 - International dialing code: 00
  • Weekend: Saturday & Sunday
  • DateNameKindMore
    Monday july 1, 2024Emancipation DaySecular holiday
    view more
    Monday july 1, 2024Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
    view more
    Monday august 12, 2024Summer holiday (end)School holidays
    view more
    Friday october 4, 2024Fall holiday (beginning)School holidays
    view more
    Monday october 14, 2024Constitution DayNational Day
    view more
    Tuesday october 15, 2024Fall holiday (end)School holidays
    view more
    Monday november 11, 2024Discovery DaySecular holiday
    view more
    Friday december 20, 2024Christmas holiday (beginning)School holidays
    view more
    Tuesday december 24, 2024Civil Servants holidaySecular holiday
    view more
    Wednesday december 25, 2024Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
    view more
    Thursday december 26, 2024Second Christmas DaySecular holiday
    view more
    Tuesday december 31, 2024Banks are closedBanks only
    view more

    Emancipation Day

    -
    Monday july 1, 2024
    Secular holiday : From 2012 Not a public holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Summer holiday (beginning)

    -
    Monday july 1, 2024
    School holidays :

    Summer holiday (end)

    -
    Monday august 12, 2024
    School holidays :

    Fall holiday (beginning)

    -
    Friday october 4, 2024
    School holidays :

    Constitution Day

    -
    Monday october 14, 2024
    Secular holiday : National holiday which is not only a holiday to commemorate the transition of St. Maarten as a country in the Dutch Kingdom but also to promote nation building and a step towards its independence

    Fall holiday (end)

    -
    Tuesday october 15, 2024
    School holidays :

    Discovery Day

    -
    Monday november 11, 2024
    Secular holiday : St. Maarten/St. Martin was spotted by Christopher Columbus on November 11, 1493, during his second voyage to the New World, and it was named for St. Martin of Tours, on whose feast day it was seen. That date is now used to celebrate the ties between the 16-square-mile Dutch side and the 21-square-mile French side. Not a paid holiday

    Christmas holiday (beginning)

    -
    Friday december 20, 2024
    School holidays :

    Civil Servants holiday

    -
    Tuesday december 24, 2024
    Secular holiday :

    Christmas Day

    -
    Wednesday december 25, 2024
    Catholic or protestant : Since pre-historic times in Europe, festivities (bonfires, offrerings) were marking the beginning of longer hours of daylight with fires and ritual. The Roman festival of Saturnalia lasted several days in December (gambling and offerings). Germanic tribes also celebrated mid-winter (drinking and rituals). The Bulgarian (with Koleduvane) and the Polish (with Gwiazdka) perpetuate this tradition. Jesus of Nazareth was probably born in springtime (Reformists favour autumn). But in the 4th century, December 25th was chosen for the celebration of his birth by Pope Julius I (Bishop Liberus is also mentioned in 354 A.D.). Thus, a Christian element was introduced in the long-established mid-winter festivals. Before 1582, the Papal States and other Italian city states celebrated New Year’s Day on Christmas Day.

    Second Christmas Day

    -
    Thursday december 26, 2024
    Secular holiday : Tweede Kerstdag

    Banks are closed

    -
    Tuesday december 31, 2024
    Banks only :