Events of Suriname

Most of Suriname’s holidays and festivals follow the Hindu, Christian and Islamic religious calendars. The Hindu New Year’s festival, Holi Phagwah, is held in March or April; Easter celebrations take place around the same time; and Eid ul-Fitr celebrates the end of Ramadan later in the year. New Year celebrations in Paramaribo are famous across the continent. This is vissa (‘party’ in Sranan Tongo) time in the capital and the main event of Surifesta – it runs from mid-December into the first week of January.