The end of the year in Aruba is full of celebrations, and there is generally a true Christmas spirit within the community. Drive around the main roads and you can enjoy the colorful lights and decorations on display.
An official holiday, and a tradition kept over from colonial days. Most stores and restaurants close on official holidays, but those near the resort areas may not be affected.
The name dande comes from the Papiamento word, dandara, meaning to revel; to have a good time.