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Suriname Public Holidays 2017

Today – 17 December 2017 – is not a holiday in Suriname.

This page contains a national calendar of all 2017 public holidays for Suriname. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.

1 JanSunNew Year's Day
28 JanSatChinese New Year
25 FebSatDay of Liberation and Innovation
13 MarMonHoli Phagwa
14 AprFriGood Friday
16 AprSunEaster Sunday
17 AprMonEaster Monday
1 MayMonLabour Day
25 JunSunEid al-Fitr
1 JulSatEmancipation Day
9 AugWedIndigenous People's Day
1 SepFriEid al-Adha
10 OctTueMaroons Day
19 OctThuDivali
25 NovSatRepublic Day
25 DecMonChristmas Day
26 DecTue2nd Day of Christmas

Public holidays in Suriname are regulated by the country’s Holidays Act, established to guarantee annual paid holidays for all workers. According to the Act, all workers are entitled to 12 paid holidays after one year of continuous employment. Two additional days are awarded for the following three years of service.

Paid holidays are capped at an average of 18 days after the fourth year of employment. All employees are entitled to at receive an additional 50 percent premium above daily wages for work performed on a nationally recognized public holiday. Seasonal holidays may be observed by employers according to terms set forth in an employment contract or union bargaining agreement.