Community Service Day, also known as National Day of Community Service, is celebrated annually on November 4 in Dominica. On this day, the locals of the country participate in community projects, particularly clean-up campaigns. The primary purpose of this day is to concentrate on clean-up projects, though a large portion of the campaign is focused on the beautification of the country.
|Community Service Day in Dominica|
|A National Holiday in Dominica that establishes a nationwide clean-up campaign|
A day after Dominica Independence Day
Focuses on cleaning up the litter which messes the country’s streets following its merry Independence Day celebrations
What Happens On Community Service Day in Dominica?
Annually, the government allocates a particular budget to community centers and village councils. The purpose of these funds is to invest in beautification initiatives. The allocated budget is spent on trash sacks, flowers and plants, transport services for trash collection, and new gloves for street sweepers. The government allocates budget to the community groups based on their proposals.
Why Dominicans Observe Community Service Day?
This day is celebrated as part of the ongoing independence week celebrations. The backstory behind the Community Service Day is that after Dominica Independence Day celebrations on November 3, the streets are littered and messy with so much stuff. So, on the very next day after Independence Day, the government decided to observe community service day. People of all ages are encouraged to contribute to the cleaning-up of the streets and towns.
When Is Community Service Day Celebrated?
Community Service Day in Dominica is always celebrated a day after Dominica Independence Day. Since this year’s Dominica Independence Day falls on November 4 so the Community Service Day will be observed on Thursday, November 4, .
*Dates Change Notice: (The official date of Dominica Independence Day is November 3. Since this year, November 3 falls on Sunday, so Dominica Independence Day will be observed a day later on November 4 and so the Community Service Day will be observed a day later on November 5).
Community Service Day Dominica: Celebration Ideas & Activities
Volunteer Your Services To Support The Community
There’s no better way to contribute towards nation-building and community support than to volunteer your services for a national cause. As a citizen, it is everyone’s responsibility to take care of the homeland.
Dominica’s Independence day is celebrated with full enthusiasm, and colorful activities are held. Along with these celebrations, too much mess is created on the streets and roads with stuff that is used during celebrations. So, it is your responsibility to clean the mess and pick up the trash from the streets and roads.
The community service day is an excellent purpose of letting people own their country and volunteer themselves for the love of the country. Although the government focuses on clean-up campaigns, community groups can arrange different community projects as part of the Community service observance.
When you do something without expecting a reward in return for your service, it shows your devotion to the cause. So, when you volunteer yourself in community projects for Community service day, you get a feel of patriotism.
Voluntarily Help Land Animals
Numerous land animals like dogs, cats, and horses are looking for help due to their poor health conditions. The Dominican Republic has a lot of creatures that need care and a home. Many street dogs and cats are treated poorly, and they need some attention and care. This Community Service Day, you can propose your community group to take care of these sick animals and help them as much as you can.
Start A “Plant A Tree Drive”
As part of Community Service Day, you can start a “plant a tree drive” in your community. Along with the cleaning campaign, keep on planting trees. This a beneficial and healthy activity that would benefit after some time.
Educate People On Environmental Protection
On this Community Service Day, bring forward your community and educate people on the critical issue of environmental protection. As part of the day’s activities, you can guide them on what they need to do if they want to keep their environment safe and sound in the years to come.