Holiday & event calendar

Take a look at the calendar for all the holidays and other events when you could draw names and exchange gifts.

Diwali

4 November 2021

celebrate Diwali

Diwali is one of the most important Hindu festivals. Homes are decorated with lights to celebrate it, both inside and outside.

Chanukah

28 November 2021

Celebrate Chanukah

This Jewish festival of lights lasts for eight days and is celebrated by lighting the Chanukah candles every evening.

St Nicholas

5 December 2021

Draw Names St nicholas

Not only children celebrate St Nicholas Day on 5 December. Adults also draw names to exchange gifts with each other.

Christmas

25 December 2021

Draw Names for Christmas

Christmas is possibly the best time of the year. Host a Secret Santa and draw names to exchange gifts with your friends, colleagues or family.

New Year’s Eve

31 December 2021

Celebrate New Year's eve

Say farewell to the old and ring in the new with Dutch doughnuts, champagne, sparklers and the people you love.

Valentine’s Day

14 February 2022

Draw Names Galentine's day

13 and 14 February are all about love. Celebrate Galentine’s day or Valentine’s Day and draw names to exchange gifts.

St Piter

21 February 2022

Draw names St Piter

St Piter is said to be St Nicholas’ brother. He always visits the Frisian village of Grouw on the Saturday before his birthday.

Easter

17 April 2022

Celebrate Easter

Easter has many traditions and customs. A new tradition is to have a Secret Easter Bunny gift exchange with family and friends!

Eid al-Fitr

3 May 2022

Draw names sugar feast

The end of Ramadan brings celebration. Drawing names and exchanging gifts (Secret Eid) is quickly becoming a new Eid al-Fitr tradition.

Mother’s Day

8 May 2022

Mother’s Day

The second Sunday in May is Mother's Day, the perfect time to show some love for your mother!

Father’s Day

19 June 2022

Father’s Day

The third Sunday in June is Father's Day, the day to show your father the appreciation he deserves!

Holiday & event calendar