Suriname Holidays/Events 2016

January

  • New Years Day (Jan 1 2016)
  • Day of Black Civilization (End of January 2016).

 

February

  • Day of Revolution (25 feb)
  • Suriname Heritage Festival (10-13)te Commewijne
  • Chinese New Year
  • Brazilian Carnival and a lot more

 

March

  • Heritage Festival (March 1 - 3)
  • Holi Phagwa, a Hindu festival of color, to mark the beginning of spring (March 6)

 

April

  • Good Friday (April 3)
  • Easter Sunday & Easter Monday (Arpil 5 and 6)
  • Back Lot Film Festival
  • BVSS Avond 4-daagse, Cultural Parade, a spectacular walking marathon during which participants -often in traditional costumes-dance and sing along the route.

 

May

  • Wroko man dey - Labor Day (May 1)

 

June

  • Milan Ka Dien: Day of East Indian Immigration (Jun 5)
  • Fete de la Musique (End of June)

 

July

  • Keti Koti, commemoration of the abolition of slavery (1863), with cultural events all over Suriname,
    152 YEARS (July 1 2016)
  • Swimming Marathon
  • Ied-Ul-Fitr (July 17)

 

August

  • International Day of the Indigenous People (August 9 2016)
  • Day of Javanese Immigration (August 9 2016)
  • Maroon Commemoration Day (August 10)

 

September

  • Ied-Ul-Adha (September 23)

 

October

  • SURIFAIR, international Suriname Tourism Fair (Oct. 29-31), see www.suriname-tourism.org (fairs)
  • Commemoration of Chinese Immigration (Oct. 08)
  • Maroon Day (Oktober 10)
  • Suriname Jazz Month (Oct. 24 - 27)
  • Nationale Kunstbeurs 2016: an annual national art fair (End of Oct)

 

November

  • Savanne Rally, a 4-day car rally through savanna and coastal areas in Suriname, organized by SARK, the Surinamese Auto Rally Club; visit www.savannerally.com or www.sarkonline.com (Nov 12-15)
  • Divali (November 11)
  • Salsuri, International Salsa Festival (17 -30)
  • Srefidensi Marathon
  • Srefidensi: celebration of Independence Day (1975). This year Suriname will Celebrate its 40th anniversary (Nov 25)

 

December

  • Back Lot Documentary Festival
  • Christmas Day & Boxing Day (Dec 25 & 26)
  • Surifesta, Surinames Hottest Party, a whole month of festivities celebrating the new year that lies ahead.
  • Kawina Festival at Tori OSO, (Dec 30)
  • Owru Jari (Dec 31)

 

 

Note! Some dates may be subject to change,due to circumstances beyond our control.
Days in BOLD are national holidays!