Curacao started with a blast

As the new years starts Curacao begins with one of the biggest events of the year.

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Sulegria The first event of the season and best of all times! It was colorful, sensational, sensual and most import the atmosphere was perfect. DJ Chuckie, DJ Dyna, DJ Gregor Salto and the DJ that surprised everybody with his set was DJ Dave Roelvink.

After finally waking up and being rested from Sulegria. You would think that the party was over. Think again. Fuikdag is the after party on water. On the first Sunday of the year (or the second if it’s bad timing) everything that floats comes to Fuik Bay for one big party on the water. Bring your inflatables and lots of booze because this is one big BYOB party on the water.

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All the DJ’s from Sulegria where there playing their music on the water. But also DJ Hardwell, The Partysquad and Little Kleine where partying. People where fighting for the right spot on the water with their boats, jet skis or their inflatables. Fuikdag is the day everybody was waiting for. It is about getting up early in the morning to start drinking from 7.00 am till 5.00 pm. Partying all the time, splashing in the water, dancing in your trendiest hottest bikini’s and enjoying the sun, beach, water and good music all at once.

Every year these events gets bigger and better. Start your new year with the first outdoor music dance event SU’LEGRIA! Experience a night of celebration, surprises, diversity, entertainment, glitter, effects and freaking good music. Rent your boat for Fuikdag 2018. Can’t wait till the next year!


Christmas in the Caribbean

It’s almost time to put the rake away and bring out the shovel. Winter has arrived, and Christmas is hot on its heels. Already, the familiar tunes are playing in the stores, and the staff has stocked the shelves with gifts and wrapping, ornaments and trinkets.
We all love Christmas; for many of us, it’s the one moment each year we can spend time with our loved ones. It’s a time for eggnog and carols, good food, another log on the fire, smiles and laughter. It’s a time to enjoy each other’s company and give thanks for all we have.
On the other hand, we all abhor Christmas too. The rush, the stress. If you haven’t already begun your gift shopping, you’ll be in for a real treat these final two weeks with packed stores and clogged checkouts, snarled parking lots and mile-long traffic jams.

This year, why not treat your family to something different?

Wouldn’t it be great if you and your family could spend some quality alone time, bonding? Break free from the usual headaches that come with Christmas and instead, let us take you on a Christmas vacation to remember. Let us worry about the headaches while you and your family make incredible memories.
Enjoy the magic of the Caribbean islands with an award-winning, first-class travel team. We offer a fullservice experience with high-end, luxurious villas on most of the best islands including Curacao, Aruba, and St Martins.

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Indulge in some well-deserved spa time on the beach in St Marteen or take the plunge and go diving with your kids to explore some of the worlds’ most beautiful coral and tropical reefs on the coast of Curacao.

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Must know Curacao Holidays

If your planning a vacation in Curacao then one of the things you definitely need to know is the different types of Curacao Holidays. In order to get the most out of your Curacao experience. But don’t fear Keycaribe is here! sharing with you the most common celebrated holidays in Curacao.

New Year’s Day Jan 1
After the year ends with a big bang, the first day of the New Year is traditionally a time for family gatherings. (Stores are closed). For several days the streets are littered with the red paper wrappings of thousands of firecrackers.

Carnival Monday Feb 16 Carnival Monday Feb 16
During the eight Carnival weeks Curaçao is turned into one big melting pot of people having fun on and off the streets. It all culminates in the Grand March at Sunday March 6 (Dates are subject to change) and is finished off with the Farewell Grand Parade at Tuesday evening 8 March. Monday, March 7, is an official public holiday.

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Good Friday Apr 3
An official holiday on this largely Catholic island and the beginning of a weeklong spring break for schools. Like all school vacations, expect local beaches to be crowded. Grocery stores and markets do a record sale in fresh and salted fish on the previous days. Spring breath begins for schools, and lasts through the following week.

Easter Sunday
Local children are decked out in their spring finery for the traditional first communion celebrations, which are held between now and Ascension Day. (May 21 May) The Curacao Cultural Ministry organizes a major kite flying competition at the Waaigat Parking area in Punda.

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Easter Monday / Seu Folklore Parade Apr 6
On the Monday after Easter local folklore groups wear traditional costumes and parade through the streets of Punda and Otrobanda, recalling the harvest festival of yesteryear. The groups, which range from young children to older people, play traditional musical instruments as they dance through the streets.

Koningsdag King’s Day Apr 27.
King’s birthday Willem Alexander.There are official celebrations at Fort Amsterdam and a festive atmosphere in Punda.On this day you can sell and buy almost all kind of things on the streets
and almost every store gives good discounts on sales!

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Labor Day May 1
The government of Curaçao and labor unions organize special activities.

Ascension Day May 14
A popular time for first communion celebrations.

Flag Day Jul 2 Flag Day Jul 2. Dag van de Vlag
Celebrated with official ceremonies and cultural events at Plaza Brion and the Village of Barber.

Curaçao Day Oct 10. Dag Van Het Land Curaçao
Is an official non- working public holiday to commemorate the first anniversary of the date when Curaçao gained autonomous country status. As per the aforementioned Curaçao government announcement, October 10 will be an annual non-working public holiday, called “Curaçao Day”, from this year onward.

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Special Curaçao Holidays
St. Nicolas Day Dec 5 St. Nicolas Day Dec 5 Or Sinterklaas
Children carefully set out their shoes on the eve, filled with grass for St. Nic`s horse. Those who have been good receive a gift, those who haven`t are afraid a “Zwarte Piet” will carry them back to Spain in a Sack. Local schools participate fully in the festivities look for jeeps full of Piets in black face driving around residential areas throughout the week. It may surprise you to see local businesses decorated with caricatures of black face Piet.

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Fuik Day Or Fuik Dag
Is a Curaçao’s yearly recurring boat party in Fuik Bay on the first Sunday of the year with boats, booze and DJ’s.
Since 2011 big DJ’s like Chuckie, Afrojack and others have played there, but who’s coming this year… On the first Sunday of the year (or the second if it’s bad timing) everything that floats comes to Fuik Bay for one big party on the water. Bring your inflatables and lots of booze because this is one big BYOB party on the water.

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Spending the Holiday season in Curaçao

Spending the holiday season in the caribbean is a whole other experience. It doesn’t snow it won’t get cold and Santa doesn’t climb down your chimney. nevertheless spending your holidays in the caribbean will be an experience worth while. A visit to the Caribbean is always a good thing, but a Caribbean Christmas is the best time of all. The most important thing a wanderluster in the caribbean holiday season needs to know, is what and how we celebrate.

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Christmas season officially starts in Curaçao when we hit mid- November, its all about the music, the spirit and gatherings. every other weekend you will find at the side of the street “Tambú” gatherings. “Tambú” is a traditional holiday season music that contain rather controversial lyrics sometimes stating how the year went by. Early December there’s the “Koop-avond” night where stores in the city stay open every Thursday till 9, where people can shop, gather and have a good time shopping while enjoying festive music and food.

St. Nicolas Day Dec 5 Or Sinterklaas
Children carefully set out their shoes on the eve, filled with grass for St. Nic`s horse. Those who have been good receive a gift, those who haven`t are afraid a “Zwarte Piet” will carry them back to Spain in a Sack. Local schools participate fully in the festivities look for jeeps full of Piets in black face driving around residential areas throughout the week. It may surprise you to see local businesses decorated with caricatures of black face Piet.

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Christmas eve Dec 24
Christmas eve is the time where families usually gather (allot of workers get half day off or stop working at 3), if they still havent decorated the christmas tree parents and children do so and follow along with a christmas eve dinner or party. its a time families reflect together and prepare for christmas day.

Christmas day Dec 25
Christmas day is a big celebration where the main focus is food. families wake up early in the morning and start preparing the christmas dinner. Around 9 families goes to church to thank god for the birth of our saviour. After this they proceed visiting family members in the neighbourhood to spread the blessings and remind them about christmas dinner. After christmas dinner they proceed opening gifts and spending time together.

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New Year’s Day Jan 1
After the year ends with a big bang, the first day of the New Year is traditionally a time for family gatherings. (Stores are closed). For several days the streets are littered with the red paper wrappings of thousands of firecrackers.

Fuik Day Or Fuik Dag
Is a Curaçao’s yearly recurring boat party in Fuik Bay on the first Sunday of the year with boats, booze and DJ’s.
Since 2011 big DJ’s like Chuckie, Afrojack and others have played there, but who’s coming this year… On the first Sunday of the year (or the second if it’s bad timing) everything that floats comes to Fuik Bay for one big party on the water. Bring your inflatables and lots of booze because this is one big BYOB party on the water.

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Now that you have a feel of what to expect ask santa this year for the gift of a Caribbean Christmas. It’s easy to wrap, fits under any tree and comes with a lifetime of memories.