Religious Holidays

Christian Holidays



Good Friday

in Suriname, on this day, the Friday before Easter, Christians commemorate the crucifixion and death of Jesus on the Golgotha ​​hill near the city of Jerusalem.

19 April


Easter Sunday.

Not only Easter Sunday, but Easter Monday and Good Friday are also observed in Suriname as public holidays.

21 April


Easter Monday

Christians celebrate this day based on their belief that Jesus rose from the dead on the third day after his crucifixion.



Christmas Day

Christmas Day is a public holiday in Suriname every    25 December. The  Christmas season itself traditionally start a few weeks earlier.

 25 Dec


2nd Day of Christmas

The 2nd Day of Christmas is also a public holiday in Suriname.

26 Dec


Hinduism Holidays



Holi Phagwa

 “Holi Phagwa”, has national status in Suriname. Phagwa, the Hindu spring   festival also called the “festival of colors”,   is also public holiday




Surinamese of Indian descent celebrate Divali, or “the Festival of Lights”. Divali is a public holiday across the country.

       27 Oct


Islamic holidays



Eid al-Fitr

Eid al-Fitr is celebrated by Muslims in Suriname. This national holiday comes on  the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal, immediately following the holy month of Ramadan 

 24 Jun


Eid ul-Adha

Eid-ul-Adha is an annual holiday in Suriname. Muslims around the world celebrate the Eid-ul-Adha sacrificial festival. The feast is also celebrated in Suriname, with believers sacrificing cattle, sheep or goats

  11 Aug


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