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Opinions on making Eid al-Fitr an official holiday in the Netherlands 2019

This statistic displays the results of a survey of opinions on replacing Whit Sunday with Eid al-Fitr as a national holiday in the Netherlands in 2019. The survey results suggest that public opinion in the Netherlands was very much against replacing Whit Monday with Eid al-Fitr. Close to 80 percent of respondents indicated that they were opposed to replacing Whit Monday with the Festival of Breaking the Fast after Ramadan as a national holiday, while roughly 15 percent of people surveyed were in favor of the idea.

To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statement: "Eid al-Fitr should become an official holiday instead of Whit Monday?*

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Release date

May 2019



Survey time period

April 30, 2019 to May 17, 2019

Number of respondents


Method of interview

Panel survey

Supplementary notes

* The survey statement was phrased by the source as follows: "Het Suikerfeest moet een vaste vrije dag worden in plaats van Tweede Pinksterdag." (English: "Eid al-Fitr should become an official holiday instead of Whit Monday.")

** The source provides the following information about the survey participants: 40,000 of survey respondents were part of the EenVandaag Opinion panel and 6,000 respondents were external, one-time participants. 713 people with non-western migration backgrounds, primarily from Morocco, Turkey, Suriname and the Dutch Antilles, took part.
The results have been weighted to represent the entire population.

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