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Plaza Libertador

Plaza Libertador

Aruba pays tribute to its greatest statesman on his birthday on January 25th by celebrating the national holiday called "Betico Croes Day" . The late Gilberto Francois “Betico” Croes (January 25th 1938 - November 25 1986), a charismatic political activist and former school theacher, helped Aruba obtain its “Status Aparte” (separate status) within the Dutch Kingdom, which eventually occured in 1986. From then on Aruba became an autonomous member of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. This official national holiday celebration in Aruba features various sporting events, an Island wide event Harley Davidson bike tour, culinary festivals, folkloric shows and popular games throughout the island.

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