The Netherlands has several national and public holidays. Following is a list of holidays for the year 2013 for anybody who is interested to know about them.
The first holiday of the year is the New Year’s Day on 1 January. This is, in fact, the only holiday in January and February. The next holiday is on Good Friday on 29 March, followed by the Easter Sunday on 31 March and Easter Monday on 1 April. Next comes the Queen’s Day on 30 April, the last day of the month.
May has three holidays. These are the Ascension Day is on 9 May, followed by the Whit Sunday 19 May. The later named is often extended to the next day as Whit Monday. It falls, needless to mention, on 20 May.
The months of June, July, August, September, October and November have no national or public holidays. Unscheduled public holidays could be announced during these months to commemorate an event or to observe special occasions like the birth centenary of a national icon or any other event of national importance.
Christmas is celebrated all over Netherlands on 25 December as elsewhere in the world. This is followed by the Boxing Day on 26 December.