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Dominican Republic : public and bank holidays, closure of banks, stock exchanges, school vacations


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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Name Date Kind
New Year's Day**Saturday January 1, 2022Secular holiday 
LABOUR RULES*Saturday January 1, 2022Special Events 
Christmas holiday (end)**Monday January 10, 2022School holidays 
Epiphany**Monday January 10, 2022Catholic or protestant 
Our Lady of Altagracia**Friday January 21, 2022Secular holiday 
Duarte's Birthday*Monday January 24, 2022Secular holiday 
All Saints (beginning)Friday October 22, 2021School holidays 
All Saints - (end)Monday November 1, 2021School holidays 
Constitution Day*Saturday November 6, 2021Secular holiday 
Christmas holiday (beginning)Friday December 17, 2021School holidays 
Christmas Day*Saturday December 25, 2021Catholic or protestant 

New Year's Day -
Saturday January 1, 2022

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

Saturday January 1, 2022

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Christmas holiday (end) -
Monday January 10, 2022

School holidays :
calendar gazetted by the Ministry of Education
Schooling is mandatory till age 15
Number of instructional days: 197
schools close on Saturday
school uniforms required

Dates confirmed till Aug 2022; but schools may choose their own 21/22 intermediary vacations

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Epiphany -
Monday January 10, 2022

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

Our Lady of Altagracia -
Friday January 21, 2022

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 -
Monday January 24, 2022

Secular holiday : Juan Pablo Duarte is considered the architect of the Dominican Republic and its independence from Haitian rule in 1844.

All Saints (beginning) -
Friday October 22, 2021

School holidays :

All Saints - (end) -
Monday November 1, 2021

School holidays :

Constitution Day -
Saturday November 6, 2021

Secular holiday : The Dominican Republic has gone through 38 constitutions, more than any other country, since its independence in 1844. This statistic is a somewhat deceiving indicator of political stability, however, because of the Dominican practice of promulgating a new constitution whenever an amendment was ratified. Although technically different from each other in some particular provisions, most new constitutions contained in reality only minor modifications of those previously in effect. Sweeping constitutional innovations were actually relatively rare. The latest Constitution was proclaimed on 26 January 2010. [Wikipedia]

Christmas holiday (beginning) -
Friday December 17, 2021

School holidays :

Christmas Day -
Saturday December 25, 2021

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.