Public Holidays in Dominican Republic

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Public holidays in Dominican Republic list. Below are National public holidays in Dominican Republic .

Public holidays in Dominican Republic
Public holidays in Dominican Republic

These are Dominican Republic public holidays, national days observed nationwide in Dominican Republic as declared by the Federal government or the supreme authority of the country.

Comprehensive list of public holidays celebrated in Dominican Republic with dates (which may varies) and concise information on the origin or cause and meaning of holidays.

Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is a Caribbean country that borders Haiti to the west on the island of Hispaniola. It is well-known for its beaches, resorts, and golf courses. Its landscape includes rainforest, savannah, and highlands, as well as Pico Duarte, the Caribbean’s tallest mountain.

In its Zona Colonial district, Santo Domingo’s capital city has Spanish landmarks dating back 5 centuries, such as the Gothic Catedral Primada de America.

The Dominican Republic occupies the eastern two-thirds of Hispaniola (Espaola) and includes the Caribbean Sea islands of Beata, Catalina, Saona, Alto Velo, and Catalinita, as well as several islets in the Atlantic Ocean.

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The Dominican Republic is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean on the north, the Mona Passage (which separates it from Puerto Rico on the east), the Caribbean Sea on the south, and Haiti on the west.

Public Holiday

A public holiday, national holiday, or better still legal holiday, is a holiday generally established by law and is usually a non-working day during the year.

Sovereign nations and territories like Dominican Republic observe holidays based on events of significance to their history, such as the National Day.

The public holidays are generally days of celebration or commemoration, like the anniversary of a significant historical event, or can be a religious celebration.

Public holidays can fall on a specific day of the year, be tied to a certain day of the week in a certain month or follow other calendar systems like the Lunar calendar, Islamic calendar and others.

Dominican Republic Public Holidays

In the Dominican Republic , a federal holiday is a calendar date that is recognized and designated by the federal government of the Dominican Republic as a holiday.

Every year on a Dominican Republic public holiday, non-essential federal government offices are closed, stock market trading may usually be suspended, and every federal government employee is paid for the holiday as well.

Institutions, such as banks, businesses, and schools may be closed on public holidays. In various parts of the country, state and city holidays may be observed concurrently with federal public holidays.

Below are the list of upcoming official Dominican Republic public holidays, bank holidays, government holidays, regional public holidays, non-working national holidays and probably sectorial holidays.

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Holidays in Dominican Republic

Jan 01: New Year’s Day

Jan 04: Epiphany

Jan 21: Lady of Altagracia

Our Lady of Altagracia is a portrait of the Virgin Mary painted in the 16th century, kept in The Basilica of Our Lady of Altagracia in the city of Salvaleón de Higüey

Lady of Altagracia

Jan 25: Juan Pablo Duarte Day

Feb 27: Independence Day

Apr 02: Good Friday

Apr 04: Easter Day

Easter Sunday is the most important date in the Christian church. In the bible, it is the day when Mary Magdalene found that an empty tomb in the cave in which Jesus had been placed.

Easter Day

May 01: Labour Day (in lieu)

May 30: Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is celebrated across the world, in more than 50 countries, though not all countries celebrate it on the same day

Mother’s Day

Jun 03: Corpus Christi

Jul 25: Father’s Day

Aug 16: Restoration Day

Sep 24: Our Lady of Mercedes Day

Nov 05: Constitution Day

Dec 25: Christmas Day

*Meanwhile, if a non-working public holiday in Dominican Republic happens during the weekend, then the Monday after would be non-working.

Dominican Republic public holidays listed above

We hope that this list of public holidays in Dominican Republic gives you an idea of which work-free days there is, being a citizen of Dominican Republic or a visitor or probably checking to know which date is which.