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A public holiday in Netherlands is a holiday typically established by Dutch law makers and is normally a non working day during the year.
The public holidays in Netherlands are often days to observe an occasion, much like the anniversary of a famous event (eg: Independence day), or may be a religious celebration for instance Christmas.
A thorough list of public holidays in Netherlands together with small description of respective holidays including Dutch festivals are stated on this webpage.
National Holidays in Netherlands
Festivals in Netherlands
Dutch Public Holidays
Dutch National Holidays
The Dutch National Day is a specific date on the 30 April (1909 and 1980) to observe the Queen's Day (Birthday of deceased Queen-Mother JULIANA and accession to the throne of her oldest daughter BEATRIX) of Netherlands.
Often this public holiday in Netherlands is not called as National Day. However, the banks, schools along with other public buildings would be closed.
The 1st of January is celebrated as The New Year in Netherlands to mark the beginning of a new calendar year.
May Day can be another national holiday in Netherlands which is observed to commemorate the achievements of the labor movement.
Festivities In Netherlands
Christmas Day is a public holiday in the majority of of the countries and observed on December 25 to commemorate the birth of Jesus.
The Orthodox Christian and Western-Roman Catholic patronal feast day or 'name day' are celebrated in each place's patron saint's day, according to the Calendar of saints.
The largest holidays for Muslims in Netherlands are Eid ul-Fitr. This is celebrated immediately after the end of Ramadan and Eid al-Adha which is celebrated at the conclusion of the Hajj.
Diwali (Festival of Light) is amongst the significant holidays observed by Hindus, Jains and Sikhs who reside in Netherlands.
Jews who live in Netherlands observe several festivals: the Passover (Spring Feasts of Pesach) and Shavuot,
the Rosh Hashanah (beginning of the Year), Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement), Sukkot (Tabernacles), and Shemini Atzeret (Eighth Day of Assembly).