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ISO code: BQ - Internet domain: .bq - Telephone code: 599 7 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: -4 (DST: no)
Currency: Netherlands Antilles Guilder (ANG) ... Convert here!
Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

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New Year's Day**Wednesday January 1, 2020Secular holiday 
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Christmas holiday (end)**Monday January 6, 2020School holidays 
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Valentine's Day*Friday February 14, 2020cards/flowers 
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winter holiday (beginning)Friday February 21, 2020School holidays 
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CarnivalMonday February 24, 2020Secular holiday 
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winter holiday (end)Monday March 2, 2020School holidays 
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spring holiday (beginning)Wednesday April 8, 2020School holidays 
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Good Friday*Friday April 10, 2020Catholic or protestant 
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Easter**Sunday April 12, 2020Catholic or protestant 
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Easter Monday*Monday April 13, 2020Catholic or protestant 
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spring holiday (end)Monday April 20, 2020School holidays 
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mid-term holiday (beginning)Tuesday April 21, 2020School holidays 
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King's Birthday**Monday April 27, 2020Secular holiday 
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Rincon Day*Thursday April 30, 2020Secular holiday 
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New Year's Day -
Wednesday January 1, 2020

Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


Christmas holiday (end) -
Monday January 6, 2020

School holidays : Information provided by Scholengemeenschap Bonaire www.sgbonaire.com
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Schooling is mandatory till age 16
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Valentine's Day -
Friday February 14, 2020

cards/flowers : Introduced by Pope Gelasus in 498, perhaps in response to a local Roman tradition of lovers writing their names on an urn in February


Winter holiday (beginning) -
Friday February 21, 2020

School holidays :


Carnival -
Monday February 24, 2020

Secular holiday :


Winter holiday (end) -
Monday March 2, 2020

School holidays :


Spring holiday (beginning) -
Wednesday April 8, 2020

School holidays :


Good Friday -
Friday April 10, 2020

Catholic or protestant : The First Council of Nicaea (a gathering of bishops in the early days of Christianity) wanted to find a day to commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. This commemoration had to be linked to Jewish holiday traditions, since the last supper of Christ was believed to be a Jewish Passover meal. But the Jewish calendar is based on lunar and solar cycles, so the Easter celebration had to follow the same calendar.


Easter -
Sunday April 12, 2020

Catholic or protestant : Paid holiday


Easter Monday -
Monday April 13, 2020

Catholic or protestant : In the year 325, the Council of Nicée determined a date fo Easter. Full Moon would fall the 14th day of a moon month (1). Easter would be marked by the dominical letter(2)and the epactus(3). With the establishment of the equinox ne variatur on March 21, algorithms where elaborated to attribuate a date for Easter whatever the year.
Time between two consecutive new moons: 20 days 12 hours 44 minutes 2.8 - Gives a letter code for the year's calendar Age of the moon on January 1st, minus one unity, 0 being the new moon's age.


Spring holiday (end) -
Monday April 20, 2020

School holidays :


Mid-term holiday (beginning) -
Tuesday April 21, 2020

School holidays :


King's Birthday -
Monday April 27, 2020

Secular holiday : Koningsdag from 2014 onwards


Rincon Day -
Thursday April 30, 2020

Secular holiday : Dia di Rincon celebrates the end of harvest (Simadan)