Holidays and events
Saba is the smallest Dutch island in the Caribbean. The island used to be an important base for pirates, who attacked and often conquered the gold-laden ships of the Spaniards from here.
Nowadays salt is still extracted here. Although the island is part of the Netherlands, English is spoken mainly here – not least because of the large number of Scots and Irish who have immigrated.
Also worth mentioning is the airfield located on a rocky plateau, which is around 400 m long and has an extremely short runway.
There are a number of public holidays that do not have a fixed date, but are based on the location of Easter. Easter takes place on the first Sunday that follows the first full moon after the beginning of spring. Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent, which ends on Holy Saturday, is 46 days before Holy Saturday. The date for Pentecost is then 50 days after Easter. The Corpus Christi festival is celebrated on the 2nd Thursday after Pentecost.
|Date||Type of holiday|
|January 1||New Year|
|March April||Easter holidays (Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday)|
|April, 30||Coronation day and birthday of the queen.Various ceremonies are held in honor of the queen|
|1st of May||Labor Day, Labor Day|
|August||Carnival MondayLarge parades, music and banquets all over the island.
Parades in black and red costumes
|October||“Sea and Learn”the entire month is dedicated to preserving the environment|
|beginning of December||Saba day and weekend.For a weekend, the entire island is celebrated with a variety of activities.|
|December 26th and 26||Christmas|
Saba is known for its almost untouched and diverse diving grounds, which can usually only be reached by boat.
Saba deep dive center
Tony and cheri waterfield
Saba Divers and Scout’s Place Dive-Hotel
P.O. Box 543
Tel.: + 599- 416-2740
Fax: + 599- 416-2741
Sea Saba Dive Center
PO Box 598
Tel.: + 599-416-2246
Fax: + 599- 416-2362
Saba is located in the tropics, as a result of which there is a tropical climate. The average temperatures are between 22 ° and 30 °Celsius. The mean temperature is around 28 °C, the night temperatures fluctuate between 18 ° and 24 °Celsius. The annual rainfall is around 1,000 mm.
The dry season starts in mid-December and ends in mid-April, which is the main tourist season. The hurricane season is from July to October.