Holiday Guide for Dominican Republic in 2019

Dominican Republic 2019
Dominican Republic
2019

Dominican Republic information

Population: 10.08m
Capital: Santo Domingo
Calling Code: (1809)
Time Zone: -4 UTC
Currency: Dominican peso
Language: Spanish

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Temperature: 31.36°c
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Dominican Republic List of National Holidays in Dominican Republic in 2019

New Year's Day


New Year's Day

Dominican Republic: New Year's Day is a public holiday in all countries that observe the Gregorian calendar, with the exception of Israel

Epiphany

 Long Weekend! 
Epiphany

Dominican Republic: A major Christian celebration. Epiphany commemorates the presentation of the infant Jesus to the wise men

Lady of Altagracia

 Long Weekend! 
Lady of Altagracia

Dominican Republic: Our Lady of Altagracia is a portrait of the Virgin Mary painted in the 16th century, kept in The Basilica of Our Lady of Altagracia in the city of Salvaleón de Higüey

Juan Pablo Duarte Day


Juan Pablo Duarte Day

Dominican Republic: Born in 1813, Juan Pablo Duarte Díezis was one of the founding fathers of the Dominican Republic

Independence Day


Independence Day

Dominican Republic: The Dominican Independence War gave the Dominican Republic autonomy from Haiti on 27 February 1844

Good Friday

 Long Weekend! 
Good Friday

Dominican Republic: Good Friday occurs on the Friday before Easter. The day commemorates the Crucifixion of Jesus.

Easter Day


Easter Day

Dominican Republic: On Easter Sunday, Christians celebrate the resurrection of the Lord, Jesus Christ.

Labour Day (in lieu)

 Long Weekend! 
Labour Day (in lieu)

Dominican Republic: This holiday is most commonly associated as a commemoration of the achievements of the labour movement

Corpus Christi


Corpus Christi

Dominican Republic: The Feast of Corpus Christi is a Catholic festival celebrated on the second Thursday after Whitsun

Restoration Day

 Long Weekend! 
Restoration Day

Dominican Republic: Commemorates the start of the war against Spanish Colonial Army in 1863 that resulted in Independence

Our Lady of Mercedes Day


Our Lady of Mercedes Day

Dominican Republic: This celebration dates back to 1615, when the Mercedians, a Spanish order, established the feast day in honour of the Virgin Mary

Constitution Day (in lieu)

 Long Weekend! 
Constitution Day (in lieu)

Dominican Republic: The Dominican Republic's first constitution was adopted on November 6, 1844. It featured a presidential form of government with many liberal tendencies

Christmas Day


Christmas Day

Dominican Republic: Christmas celebrates the Nativity of Jesus which according to tradition took place on December 25th 1 BC

Notes

  • Some holidays may be moved to the closest Monday to create long weekends