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Dominican Republic : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months

  • Currency: Peso (DOP)
  • Internet domain: .do - Telephone code: +1-809, 829 and 849 - International dialing code: 011- GMT offset: -4 (DST: no)
  • Weekend: Saturday & Sunday
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    Sunday july 28, 2024Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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    Friday august 16, 2024Restoration DaySecular holiday
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    Monday august 26, 2024Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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    Tuesday september 24, 2024Our Lady of MercySecular holiday
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    Friday october 25, 2024All Saints (beginning)School holidays
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    Friday december 20, 2024Christmas holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Wednesday december 25, 2024Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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    Wednesday january 1, 2025LABOUR RULESSpecial Events
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    Wednesday january 1, 2025New Year's DaySecular holiday
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    Monday january 6, 2025EpiphanyCatholic or protestant
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    Monday january 13, 2025Christmas holiday (end)School holidays
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    Tuesday january 21, 2025Our Lady of AltagraciaSecular holiday
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    Monday january 27, 2025Duarte's BirthdaySecular holiday
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    Fathers' Day

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    Sunday july 28, 2024
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    Restoration Day

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    Friday august 16, 2024
    Secular holiday : A military conflict between 1863 and 1865 in the Dominican Republic between nationalists and Spain, who had recolonized the country 17 years after its independence. Using guerrilla tactics, the blacks, mulattos and ragged whites combatants forced the Spanish forces to abandon the Dominican territory. [Wikipedia]

    Summer holiday (end)

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    Monday august 26, 2024
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    Our Lady of Mercy

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    Tuesday september 24, 2024
    Secular holiday : Saint Patron of the Dominican Republic, Mary is also the “Mother of Mercy” because she is the mother of Jesus Christ, who is the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity and the Incarnation of God’s Infinite Mercy. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    All Saints (beginning)

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    Friday october 25, 2024
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    Christmas holiday (beginning)

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    Friday december 20, 2024
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    Christmas Day

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    Wednesday december 25, 2024
    Catholic or protestant : Since pre-historic times in Europe, festivities (bonfires, offrerings) were marking the beginning of longer hours of daylight with fires and ritual. The Roman festival of Saturnalia lasted several days in December (gambling and offerings). Germanic tribes also celebrated mid-winter (drinking and rituals). The Bulgarian (with Koleduvane) and the Polish (with Gwiazdka) perpetuate this tradition. Jesus of Nazareth was probably born in springtime (Reformists favour autumn). But in the 4th century, December 25th was chosen for the celebration of his birth by Pope Julius I (Bishop Liberus is also mentioned in 354 A.D.). Thus, a Christian element was introduced in the long-established mid-winter festivals. Before 1582, the Papal States and other Italian city states celebrated New Year’s Day on Christmas Day.

    LABOUR RULES

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    Wednesday january 1, 2025
    Special Events : Http://www.drlawyer.com/publication/labor-law/

    New Year's Day

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    Wednesday january 1, 2025
    Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Epiphany

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    Monday january 6, 2025
    Catholic or protestant : The term comes from ancient Greek and means appearance . Celebrated on the 6th January, this feast corresponds to the presentation of Child Jesus to the Magi. This is the day of Jesus' first miracle, the Wedding in Cana , and the day of his own baptism Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Christmas holiday (end)

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    Monday january 13, 2025
    School holidays : Https://www.ministeriodeeducacion.gob.do
    calendar gazetted by the Ministry of Education
    Schooling is mandatory till age 15
    Number of instructional days: 197
    Number of instructional hours: 895
    schools close on Saturday
    2022 PISA ranking: #80 with a 350 score
    school uniforms required

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    Our Lady of Altagracia

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    Tuesday january 21, 2025
    Secular holiday : A Catholic Marian devotion regarded as the protective and spiritual mother of the Dominican people . The many faithful devotees of the Virgin attend from all over Dominican territory to the Basilica of Higüey, in the province La Altagracia. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Duarte's Birthday

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    Monday january 27, 2025
    Secular holiday : Juan Pablo Duarte is considered the architect of the Dominican Republic and its independence from Haitian rule in 1844.