Children taught about Aruba’s Dera Gai Festival

Every year on June 24, Aruba celebrates its San Juan Dera Gai Festival. The celebrations during this holiday have changed over the years, but the festival originates from 1862 and celebrates the harvest. A team from Aruba’s Department of culture began visiting several schools to teach the children about this holiday and their cultural roots.

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Soul Beach Festival 2013 overview

Once again Aruba hosted the annual Soul Beach Music Festival over the Memorial Day. The weekend was filled with performances by comedians Sinbad and Damon Williams, Claudius Phillips, Tamia, D’Angelo, Le Grove, Elle Varner and NE-YO.

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Aruba Hi-Winds Event 2013 is approaching fast

Aruba’s 27th annual Hi-Winds Windsurfing and Kite Surfing event is coming up soon and promises to be as spectacular as every year. Besides the regular organized kite- and windsurfing events, this year’s organizers also added some new events like a Night Kite Surfing Show and a Mountain Bike event.

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Soul Beach Music Festival Starts Today!

Soul Beach Music fans are excited as the party has just started today! Soul Beach Music festival during Memorial week has prepared an amazing lineup including the Grammy Award winning artist, Ne-yo, and the man who has initiated it all, Sinbad, who will be here to rock the audience. The 5-days of the SBMF 2013 will be punctuated by daily beach parties and their famous after-concert events. The schedule is included in this article.

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Beach Tennis Tournament Results

Queen's Day celebration week was big and one of the greatest events that took place during the weekend was The Arubianas 4th ranking tournament. Around 300 participants in all categories, levels and ages played on the prestigious Eagle Beach with a total of 14 courts.

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The Dutch Kingdom welcomed their first king in 120 years: King Willem-Alexander

Last Tuesday King Willem-Alexander became Europe's youngest monarch. Beatrix shed a tear before signing the act of abdication and a cry went up from the crowd witnessing the signing on a giant screen in front of the palace. A star-studded rendition of the Koningslied was broadcast live from Rotterdam and watched by the royal family on the banks of the IJ river. Also Aruba participated, at exactly 1:30pm children on stage and the public at the Linear Park started to sing the Koninglied to celebrate the new king.

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The second Save the Earth recycling event is coming up

Starbucks, Tropical Bottling and Ecotech announced their second ‘Save the Earth’ event including an eco awareness walk which is starting off with a zumba workout at the Renaissance Marketplace. The organizing companies are requesting everyone to start collecting their recyclable waste and to turn it in during the Save the Earth event on April 20th 2013.

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