Due to the strong Indian influence on local culture, there are holidays such as the Indian Immigration Day and Holi (the Festival of Colours, in which people throw paint together to celebrate the beginning of spring).
The official language of Suriname is Dutch. Along with Dutch, it has many recognized regional languages, like Hindi.
The year has two wet seasons, from April to August and from November to February. It also has two dry seasons, from August to November and February to April.