Aruba is known as the birthplace of beach tennis and the sport has taken Aruba by storm, attracting world-renowned pros and amateurs alike to explore recreational sport.
Traditionally a Dutch holiday known as Saint Nicholas Day (patron saint of children), Aruba also celebrates this day, being part of the Dutch Kingdom.
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.