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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

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  • Weekend: Saturday & Sunday
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    Friday December 23, 2022Christmas holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Sunday December 25, 2022Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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    Sunday January 1, 2023New Year's DaySecular holiday
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    Sunday January 1, 2023LABOUR RULESSpecial Events
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    Friday January 6, 2023EpiphanyCatholic or protestant
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    Monday January 9, 2023Christmas holiday (end)School holidays
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    Saturday January 21, 2023Our Lady of AltagraciaSecular holiday
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    Monday January 30, 2023Duarte's BirthdaySecular holiday
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    Tuesday February 14, 2023Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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    Saturday February 25, 2023Carnival (last day)Events, celebrations...
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    Monday February 27, 2023Independence DayNational Day
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    Thursday March 30, 2023Regional holidayZoroastrian
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    Friday March 31, 2023Easter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Wednesday April 5, 2023Reporter's DaySpecial Events
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    Thursday April 6, 2023Civil Servants holidaySecular holiday
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    Friday April 7, 2023Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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    Friday April 7, 2023Toussaint Louverture Anniversarycards/flowers
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    Monday April 10, 2023Easter Mondaycards/flowers
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    Monday April 10, 2023Easter holiday (end)School holidays
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    Monday May 1, 2023Labour DaySecular holiday
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    Sunday May 28, 2023Mother's Daycards/flowers
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    Thursday June 8, 2023Corpus CristiCatholic
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    Friday June 23, 2023Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Christmas holiday (beginning)

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    Friday December 23, 2022
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    Christmas Day

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    Sunday December 25, 2022
    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.

    New Year's Day

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    Sunday January 1, 2023
    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

    LABOUR RULES

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    Sunday January 1, 2023
    Special Events : Http://www.drlawyer.com/publication/labor-law/

    Epiphany

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    Friday January 6, 2023
    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 9, 2023
    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
    school uniforms required

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    Our Lady of Altagracia

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    Saturday January 21, 2023
    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 30, 2023
    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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    Tuesday February 14, 2023
    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 25, 2023
    Culture : THIS IS NOT A BANK HOLIDAY

    Independence Day

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    Monday February 27, 2023
    Secular holiday : This date marks the end of Carnival, which has lasted during all of February.

    Regional holiday

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    Thursday March 30, 2023
    Zoroastrian : Santiago de los Caballeros Day in Santiago de los Caballeros only

    Easter holiday (beginning)

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    Friday March 31, 2023
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    Reporter's Day

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    Wednesday April 5, 2023
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    Civil Servants holiday

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    Thursday April 6, 2023
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    Good Friday

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    Friday April 7, 2023
    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.

    Toussaint Louverture Anniversary

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    Friday April 7, 2023
    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 Monday

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    Monday April 10, 2023
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    Easter holiday (end)

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    Monday April 10, 2023
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    Labour Day

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    Monday May 1, 2023
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    Mother's Day

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    Sunday May 28, 2023
    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 8, 2023
    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 June 23, 2023
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