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Suriname
Public Holidays

Public Holidays 2017

This page contains a calendar of all 2017 public holidays for Suriname. Please scroll down to view.

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.

Labour laws in Suriname are regulated by the country’s Labour Ministry, which updates national and international labour standards every three years, which equates to the term of office for government agencies and elected officials. Trade union bargaining agreements are common for most employees which outline work hours, overtime compensation and benefits including entitlement to paid holidays and annual leave. The Labour Code strictly prohibits workers from working on Sundays and public holidays.

Public Holidays 2017

DateDayHoliday
1 JanSunNew Year's Day
28 JanSatChinese New Year
25 FebSatDay of Liberation and Innovation
12 MarSunPhagwah
14 AprFriGood Friday
16 AprSunEaster Sunday
17 AprMonEaster Monday
1 MayMonLabour Day
25 JunSunIed-Ul-Fitr
1 JulSatEmancipation Day
9 AugWedIndigenous People's Day
1 SepFriIed-Ul-Adha
10 OctTueMaroons Day
19 OctThuDivali
25 NovSatRepublic Day
25 DecMonChristmas Day
26 DecTueSecond day of Christmas