PUBLIC HOLIDAYS IN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
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A public holiday in Dominican Republic is a holiday commonly established by Dominican law makers and is typically a non working day during the year.The public holidays in Dominican Republic are in general days to commemorate an occasion, like the anniversary of a historic event (eg: Independence day), or could be a religious celebration like Christmas.
A detailed list of public holidays in Dominican Republic along with brief description of respective holidays including Dominican festivals are shown on this website.National Holidays in Dominican Republic
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Dominican National Holidays
The Dominican National Day is a selected date on the 27 February (1844) to commemorate the Independence Day of Dominican Republic.
Often this public holiday in Dominican Republic is not known as National Day. Nonetheless, financial institutions, schools along with public buildings can be closed.
The 1st of January is celebrated as The New Year in Dominican Republic to mark the beginning of a new calendar year.
May Day is yet another countrywide holiday in Dominican Republic which is observed to commemorate the successes of the labour movement.
Festivities In Dominican Republic
Christmas Day is a public holiday in nearly all of the nations around the world and observed on December 25 to commemorate the birth of Jesus.
The Orthodox Christian and Western-Roman Catholic patronal feast day or 'name day' are celebrated in each place's patron saint's day, in accordance with the Calendar of saints.
The most important holidays for Muslims in Dominican Republic are Eid ul-Fitr. This is celebrated straight after the end of Ramadan and Eid al-Adha which is celebrated at the conclusion of the Hajj.
Diwali (Festival of Light) is one of the important holidays observed by Hindus, Jains and Sikhs who reside in Dominican Republic.
Jews who live in Dominican Republic commemorate many festivals: the Passover (Spring Feasts of Pesach) and Shavuot, the Rosh Hashanah (beginning of the Year), Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement), Sukkot (Tabernacles), and Shemini Atzeret (Eighth Day of Assembly).
Dominican Public Holidays
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