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Public holidays in the Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic Holidays And Traditions

The Dominican Republic is a Caribbean Island located on the Island of Hispaniola. The Santo Domingo largest city and the current capital of the country. In the late 98th century it was a part of the Spanish empire. After Cuba, the Dominican Republic is the second largest country in the Caribbean.

Holidays in the Dominican Republic

DayDateHolidayComments
TuesdayJanuary 01New Year’s Day
SundayJanuary 06Epiphany
MondayJanuary 21Lady of Altagracia
SaturdayJanuary 26Juan Pablo Duarte Day
WednesdayFebruary 27Independence DayAutonomy from Haiti in 1844
FridayApril 19Good FridayFriday before Easter Sunday
SundayApril 21Easter Day
MondayApril 29Labour Day HolidayMoved to Monday 29 April 2019
SundayMay 26Mother’s DayLast Sunday in May. Not a public holiday
ThursdayJune 20Corpus ChristiSecond Thursday after Whitsun
SundayJuly 28Father’s DayLast Sunday in July. Not a public holiday
FridayAugust 16Restoration Day
TuesdaySeptember 24Our Lady of Mercedes Day
MondayNovember 04Constitution Day HolidayMoved to Monday 4 November 2019
WednesdayDecember 25Christmas Day

New Year’s Day in the Dominican Republic

January 01, just like the rest of the world is celebrated as New Year’s Day in the Dominican Republic. According to Gregorian it’s a start of New year and given as public holiday in many countries, learn more…

Epiphany in the Dominican Republic

It’s purely a Christian event and celebrated on January 06, it commemorates the two events of Christ’s life. First, when the St. John Baptist baptized Jesus, and second when three kings visited Jesus, learn more…

Lady of Altagracia in the Dominican Republic

January 21 is held at the Day of Lady of Altagracia in the Dominican Republic. It is celebrated as the feast day of “Lady of Altagracia”, learn more…

Juan Pablo Duarte Day in the Dominican Republic

January 26, is celebrated as Juan Pablo Duarte Day in the Dominican Republic. This day is held to give tribute to the struggle of Juan Pablo Duarte against Haitians, learn more…

Independence Day in the Dominican Republic

February 27, is celebrated as the Independence Day in the Dominican Republic. This day commemorates the independence of the Dominican Republic from Haitians in 1844, learn more

Good Friday in the Dominican Republic

April 19, Friday before Easter Sunday is celebrated as Good Friday in the Dominican Republic. This day is celebrated by the Christian community and give as a public holiday, learn more

Easter Day in the Dominican Republic

April 21, is celebrates as Easter Day in the Dominican Republic. This day is held to celebrates the resurrection of Jesus, learn more…

Labour Day Holiday in the Dominican Republic

May Day or Labour Day is moved to Monday 29 April 2019. This day is celebrated as the appreciation of the services of man force, learn more…

Mother’s Day in the Dominican Republic

May 26, last Sunday in May is celebrated as Mother’s Day in the Dominican Republic. This day is held as the appreciation for all motherly figures, learn more…

Corpus Christi in the Dominican Republic

June 20, is celebrated as Corpus Christi in the Dominican Republic. This day is celebrated as the Feast of the Holy Body of Christ, learn more…

Father’s Day in the Dominican Republic

July 28, is celebrated as Father’s Day in the Dominican Republic. This day is celebrated as the appreciation for all fatherly figures. It not a public holiday and held on the last Sunday in July, learn more…

Restoration Day in the Dominican Republic

August 16, is celebrated as Restoration Day in the Dominican Republic. This day commemorates the restoration of Independence of Dominican Republic from Spain in 1965, on August 16, learn more…

Our Lady of Mercedes Day in the Dominican Republic

September 24, is held at Our Lady of Mercedes Day in the Dominican Republic. This day commemorates the influence of the Catholic Church and Spanish colonialism, learn more…

Constitution Day Holiday in the Dominican Republic

November 04, is celebrated as Constitution Day Holiday in the Dominican Republic. It’s a national holiday when the majority of business sectors remain closed, learn more…

Christmas Day in the Dominican Republic

December 25, is celebrated as Christmas Day in the Dominican Republic as well as in rest of the world. This Day is hugely celebrated by the Christian community and also given a public holiday, learn more…

Boxing Day in the Dominican Republic

December 26, the day after Christmas is a Boxing Day. On this day the servants got Christmas Present from their masters. It is also referred as “Boxing Day”, learn more…

Fact and Figures about the Dominican Republic

All the facts and figures about the Dominican Republic are listed below.

The capital of the Dominican Republic

The current capital is Santo Domingo. This city is the largest city and has an estimated population of about 965,040 and it becomes 2,908,607 when the surrounded metropolitan area is added.

President of Dominican Republic

Mr. Danilo Medina Sánchez is the current president of the Dominican Republic. Overall he is the 53rd president of the country. He took office in 2012, on August-16.

Prime Minister of Dominican Republic

Mr. Andrew Holness Is the current Prime Minister of the Dominican Republic. Under the constitution, the Prime Minister also serves as the head of the government.

The population of the Dominican Republic

In 2017, the estimated population of Dominica Republic was about 10.77 million which is equivalent to 0.14% of the total population of the world. It ranked on 86th position in the most populated countries of the world.

Flag of Dominican Republic

The current flag of Dominica Republic is consisting of Blue and Red color along with the white cross and coat of arms located in the center.

The currency of the Dominican Republic

The national currency of the Dominican Republic is Dominican peso. The official code for the currency is COD and commonly used symbol $ or RD$.

The religion of the Dominican Republic

The majority of the population is adhering to Christianity in which 57% are Catholics and 23% are Protestants. While the other 18% are Unaffiliated and 2% are irreligious.

Dialing Code of Dominican Republic

The international dialing code of the Dominican Republic is +1.

Crime Rate of Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic has Crime Index 61.30 and Safety Index 38.70 in the World.

Famous Airport of Dominican Republic

Some of the busiest airports of Dominica Republic are Punta Cana International Airport which serves Punta Cana city, Las Américas International Airport which serves Santo Domingo city, Cibao International Airport which serves Santiago de los Caballeros city, Gregorio Luperón International Airport which serves Puerto Plata city, and La Romana International Airport which serves La Romana.

Top Destinations of Dominican Republic

The Dominica Republic is the best place to visit in the Caribbean. This place is fully packed with natural beauty and some of the best places that worth visiting are Las Terrenas, Jarabacoa, Playa Rincon, El Limon Waterfall, Santo Domingo, Cabarete, Samana, Bayahibe, Sosua, and Punta Cana.

Area of Dominican Republic

The total area of Dominica Republic is about 48,442 sq. kilometer.

GDP of the Dominican Republic

In 2017, the estimated GDP of Dominica Republic was 75.93 billion US dollars which is equivalent to 0.12% of the total economy of the world.

Sports of Dominica Republic

The most commonly played sports in the Dominican Republic is Baseball, Basketball, Boxing, Volleyball, and Soccer.

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