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Culture

The Dutch culture is characterized by a rich history which influences today's celebrations. On this page read more about Dutch history and contemporary celebrations of events.

Important dates and happenings

From Christmas to "Carnaval"

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Sinterklaasavond (Sinterklaas' Eve)

December 5th

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Kerstmis (Christmas)

December 25th-26th
(Christmas Eve: December 24th)

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Oud & Nieuw (New Year's Eve - New Year's Day)

December 31st & January 1st

Lantern Festival

Chinese New Year

February 5th

Romantic

Valentijnsdag (Valentines Day)

February 14th

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Carnaval

March 3rd-5th

Successful Work Team

Internationale Vrouwendag (International Women's Day)

March 8th

Search Team

Goede Vrijdag (Good Friday) & Pasen (Easter)

April 19th, April 21st-22nd

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Koningsdag (King's Day)

April 27nd

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Dodenherdenking (Commemoration Day)

May 4th

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Bevrijdingsdag (Liberation Day)

May 5th

Quran and Prayer Beads

Ramadan

May 6th - June 4th

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Suikerfeest (Sugar Holiday)

June 5th

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Offerfeest (Eid al-Adha)

August 11th

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Prinsjesdag (opening of the Dutch parliament)

September, third Tuesday in the month

Pride Parade

Coming Out Day

October 11th