Constitution Day -
Thursday March 29, 2018
Culture : Ratification de la Constitution
Good Friday -
Friday March 30, 2018
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.
Banks are closed -
Saturday March 31, 2018
Banks only :
Sunday April 1, 2018
Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday
Toussaint Louverture Anniversary -
Saturday April 7, 2018
Culture : 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) -
Friday April 27, 2018
School holidays :