Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine January 2019 - Page 56

EVENTS ARUBA POPULATION JANUARY 1 New Year’s Plunge SIZE 150,000 (2013) 444 sq. kilometers OFFICIAL LANGUAGE CAPITAL CITY Dutch but English & Papiamento are widely used CURRENCY Netherlands Antillean Guilder (1 US dollar equals 1.77 Antillean Guilder) Oranjestad AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 270 C / 800 F At noon, on January 1, join other excited participants as they plunge into the ocean at Moomba Beach, all for fun! After the plunge, enjoy a delicious bowl of traditional Dutch pea soup to warm you up. JANUARY 5 -MARCH 3 Carnival Aruba’s biggest party of the year! You will have your fill of street parties, pageants, food, calypso, parades and more.... View the 2019 carnival schedule here [...] JANUARY 24 - 28 International Bike Week Avid bikers from several countries converge on Aruba to bike around the island, savouring the sights along the way. Want to be a part of this event? Contact: Rudy Croes at croesrudy@gmail.com | phone: (297) 593-5344 or Mr. Nahar ttt.riders.aruba@gmail.com | (297) 593-0014 MARCH 24 Aruba International Half Marathon This race attracts over 200 competitors from countries all over the world, including Holland and the US. Click here for registration information, email arruwac@gmail.com, or phone Vanessa Tromp at 1 (297)-593-5801 www.aruba.com for more events Photo: Pelicans at Beach at Tamarijn © Aruba Tourism Authority