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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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Saturday January 1, 2022LABOUR RULESSpecial Events
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Saturday January 1, 2022New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Monday January 10, 2022EpiphanyCatholic or protestant
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Monday January 10, 2022Christmas holiday (end)School holidays
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Friday January 21, 2022Our Lady of AltagraciaSecular holiday
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Monday January 24, 2022Duarte's BirthdaySecular holiday
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Monday February 14, 2022Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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Saturday February 26, 2022Carnival (last day)Events, celebrations...
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Sunday February 27, 2022Independence DayNational Day
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Wednesday March 30, 2022Regional holidayZoroastrian
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Tuesday April 5, 2022Reporter's DaySpecial Events
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Thursday April 7, 2022Toussaint Louverture Anniversarycards/flowers
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Friday April 8, 2022Easter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Thursday April 14, 2022Civil Servants holidaySecular holiday
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Friday April 15, 2022Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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Monday April 18, 2022Easter Mondaycards/flowers
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Monday April 18, 2022Easter holiday (end)School holidays
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Sunday May 1, 2022Labour DaySecular holiday
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Monday May 2, 2022Labour Day (forwarded to Monday)Secular holiday
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Sunday May 29, 2022Mother's Daycards/flowers
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Thursday June 16, 2022Corpus CristiCatholic
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Friday July 22, 2022Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Sunday July 24, 2022Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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LABOUR RULES

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Saturday January 1, 2022
Special Events : Http://www.drlawyer.com/publication/labor-law/

New Year's Day

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Saturday January 1, 2022
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 10, 2022
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 10, 2022
School holidays : Www.minerd.gob.do
calendar gazetted by the Ministry of Education
Schooling is mandatory till age 15
Number of instructional days: 197
schools close on Saturday
school uniforms required

Dates confirmed till Aug 2022; but schools may choose their own 21/22 intermediary vacations

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Our Lady of Altagracia

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Friday January 21, 2022
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 24, 2022
Secular holiday : Juan Pablo Duarte is considered the architect of the Dominican Republic and its independence from Haitian rule in 1844.

Valentine's Day

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Monday February 14, 2022
cards/flowers : Introduced by Pope Gelasus in 498, perhaps in response to a local Roman tradition of lovers writing their names on an urn in February

Carnival (last day)

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Saturday February 26, 2022
Culture : THIS IS NOT A BANK HOLIDAY

Independence Day

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Sunday February 27, 2022
Secular holiday : This date marks the end of Carnival, which has lasted during all of February.

Regional holiday

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Wednesday March 30, 2022
Zoroastrian : Santiago de los Caballeros Day in Santiago de los Caballeros only

Reporter's Day

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Tuesday April 5, 2022
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Toussaint Louverture Anniversary

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Thursday April 7, 2022
cards/flowers : A former slave who became a general in the French army of Napoleon, Toussaint Louverture (1743 - 1803)established a new constitution of the Dominican Republic.

Easter holiday (beginning)

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Friday April 8, 2022
School holidays :

Civil Servants holiday

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Thursday April 14, 2022
Secular holiday :

Good Friday

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Friday April 15, 2022
Catholic or protestant : The First Council of Nicaea (a gathering of bishops in the early days of Christianity) wanted to find a day to commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. This commemoration had to be linked to Jewish holiday traditions, since the last supper of Christ was believed to be a Jewish Passover meal. But the Jewish calendar is based on lunar and solar cycles, so the Easter celebration had to follow the same calendar.

Easter Monday

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Monday April 18, 2022
cards/flowers :

Easter holiday (end)

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Monday April 18, 2022
School holidays :

Labour Day

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Sunday May 1, 2022
Secular holiday :

Labour Day (forwarded to Monday)

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Monday May 2, 2022
Secular holiday : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .

Mother's Day

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Sunday May 29, 2022
cards/flowers : Mother’s day has evolved in many countries in different ways. This is because mother’s day has different origins in different countries and therefore occurs on different days in the year. One school of thought claims that this day emerged from the custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Mother worship which kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of gods, and Rhea, the wife of Cronus, was held on March 15 to March 18 around Asia Minor. They insist that this custom spread around the world. Mothering Sunday is the celebration of motherhood in the United Kingdom. It is also known as Mid-lent Sunday, Rose Sunday and Laetare Sunday. It originally comes from the Victorian practice of allowing servants to return home to visit their mothers on this day. In the United States, Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1819 - October 17, 1910) was a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, and poet. Howe’s Battle Hymn of the Republic was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862 and quickly became one of the most popular songs for the Union during the American Civil War. After the war she focused her activities on the causes of Pacifism and women’s suffrage. In 1870 she was the first to proclaim Mother’s Day, with her Mother’s Day Proclamation.

Corpus Cristi

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Thursday June 16, 2022
Catholic : Commemorates the Last supper. Pope Urban IV ordered the observance of such a feast in 1264, and in the following century it became universal in the Western Church. For six hundred years that feast was observed on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday, but in 1970 the new Roman Missal, while retaining that day for some countries, provided that in others the feast be observed on the Sunday after Trinity.

Summer holiday (beginning)

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Friday July 22, 2022
School holidays :

Fathers' Day

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Sunday July 24, 2022
cards/flowers :