Gilberto Francois (Betico) Croes Day

Gilberto Francois (Betico) Croes Day
Thursday, January 25, 2018

Tribute is paid to an Aruban political leader who was instrumental in attaining “Status Aparte” for Aruba in 1986. The late Gilberto François "Betico" Croes helped Aruba obtain its separate status within the Dutch Kingdom. This official holiday features various cultural and sporting events, including popular games and races held at numerous venues on the island.