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Holidays in Eindhovem

Holidays in Eindhoven are very much the Netherland’s holidays. Most holidays are based on the same traditions as elsewhere in the country. The timing of the holidays however is geographically split throughout the country in different regions and provinces.

Like the rest of the world most holidays in the Netherlands are based on religion traditions. Nowadays only around half of the Dutch people indicate to belong to a certain religion. The holidays based on these traditions however are still quite important, some examples are Easter, Ascension Day, Pentecost and Christmas.

Some holidays however, such as the Carnaval in Brabant, are celebrated in a local way. In the North of the Netherlands this is just a regular holiday where students get a week off. In the South however people celebrate the Carnival in style. During the Carnaval the locals dress up and party for five days in a row. Want to join the locals during the Carnaval? Don’t forget a costume, you will need it!

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Holidays in Eindhoven, The Netherlands

  • January: As in the most countries Dutch people get a day off on the 1st of January. Therefore, most shops are also closed during this day.
  • February: In the South the locals celebrate carnaval during this week.
  • April: In April the Dutch celebrate the birthdate of their king Willem Alexander during King’s Day.
  • May: During May the students get a week off because the Dutch also celebrate the end of their occupation by Nazi Germany during the Second World War. It’s called Liberation Day is celebrated on the 5th of May.
  • June/July/August: The start of the summer holiday for Dutch students depends on their region.
  • Oktober: In October students get one week off during the autumn holiday
  • December: in December the Dutch do not only celebrate Christmas but they also celebrate the holiday of Sinterklaas. During this holiday families come together and children receive presents.

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