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Sint Maarten

Christmas 2021, 2022 and 2023 in Sint Maarten

Christmas in Sint Maarten is celebrated with a public holiday every 25 December, as it is in a majority of countries around the world. This Christian festivity commemorates the birth of Jesus, and is part of a 22-28 day season in the Christian calendar known as Advent.

YearDateDayHoliday
202125 DecSatChristmas Day
26 DecSun2nd Day of Christmas
202225 DecSunChristmas Day
26 DecMon2nd Day of Christmas
202325 DecMonChristmas Day
26 DecTue2nd Day of Christmas
202425 DecWedChristmas Day
26 DecThu2nd Day of Christmas
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

Sint Maarten, like the rest of the Christian world, celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ as a national public holiday on 25 December. The people of Sint Maarten celebrate Christmas with Christmas trees, lights, special church services, festive family meals, gift-giving, greeting cards, and trips to the beach. Many of the traditions they follow come to them immediately from the Netherlands.

Originally, Germanic peoples like the ancestors of the Dutch in the Netherlands celebrated pagan Winter Solstice holidays near the date of modern day Christmas. Later, these traditions were superseded and partially “Christianised” by the celebration of Christ’s birth. The date 25 December, however, was only established for Christmas by Pope Julius I in A.D. 350.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
202025 DecFriChristmas Day
26 DecSat2nd Day of Christmas
201925 DecWedChristmas Day
26 DecThu2nd Day of Christmas
201825 DecTueChristmas Day
26 DecWed2nd Day of Christmas
201725 DecMonChristmas Day
26 DecTue2nd Day of Christmas