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Don’t Miss Renaissance’s Famous Pagara on New Year’s Eve!

The famous Renaissance pagara will go off at 1 pm on December 31, snaking its way from the Renaissance Marketplace over the downtown bridge to Renaissance Mall. There will be hundreds of people to witness the explosions and experience the ambiance at that magical moment, escorting the old year out.

The noisy succession of smoky shells, erupting one after the other, culminates in a gigantic bang, all in the hope of driving evil spirits away, ushering in prosperity and good luck.

Then the Dande band will materialize in perfect timing. Dande is a uniquely Aruban tradition, with a band singing just one special song in Papiamento, and playing typical string and percussion instruments. With its telltale chorus of “An-i-nobe,” the song declares that a new year is here, let’s share goodness and cordiality, let’s protect our kids and our community, our culture and our environment, let’s bless each member of the crowd by name, inspiring peace, joy, optimism, wealth, and health.

A message from Renaissance Aruba:

As the end of the year is approaching, we would like to take this opportunity to thank the entire Aruban community for visiting our mall and marketplace, restaurants, spa, and casinos. As we celebrate the New Year’s tradition, you are invited to join us and toast to the end of 2019 and the beginning of a prosperous 2020.