New Year’s Day 2024, 2025 and 2026 in Curaçao
Curaçao celebrates New Year’s Day with a public holiday every 1 January, as does most of the rest of the world. However, the celebrations really begin on New Year’s Eve and reach a high point with the turning of the clock from 11:59pm on 31 December to midnight on 1 January.
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New Year’s Day is a time of resolutions and starting fresh for some, while for others it is spent recovering from a big, late night spent with friends and family.
Many in Curaçao go to Brionplein or to the Queen Emma Bridge to get a good view of the fireworks on New Year’s Eve night. They also often go out dancing all night with a group of friends or just stay home for a low-key traditional New Year’s party. Attending concerts or dining at a fancy restaurant is also popular.
Some also go on a “pagara tour”. New Year’s parties are called “pagara parties”, and some travel around from party to party in a bus or by other means of transportation all day on New Year’s Eve. This allows them to hit as many parties as possible, meet new friends, and see old friends.
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