Official holiday in memory of G.F. (Betico ) Croes, On January 25th, we commemorate the birthday of the late Aruban political leader, Gilberto François (Betico) Croes.
He helped the island attain the "Status Aparte". With its new status Aruba was given autonomy from the Netherlands Antilles, and was allowed to function as a commonwealth within the Dutch kingdom.
Betico Day, a.k.a Dia di Betico Croes, weekend festivities include diverse things to do, specials, local food sales, sporting events, and family-friendly activities.
*2021 Betico Croes Day specials and related events will be published as soon as they are released*