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Holidays & Observances in Dominica

Dominica is an English-speaking country in the Caribbean. For many years, France and England fought to gain control over this island. So, even though it was most recently owned by England, the French have had a significant effect on the culture leaving behind their religion of Roman Catholicism and their language, which many people still speak. African and indigenous cultures have also made their mark, and today it is a mixture of all of these different influences. Carnival is probably the most festive celebration in the country and is considered to be one of the most unique Carnival celebrations in the Caribbean.


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Country Observances

Common Observance Country Holiday Observance Type Holiday Date
Christmas Christmas Eve Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Christmas Christmas National, Federal, Bank, Public
Boxing Day - St. Stephen's Day Boxing Day - St. Stephen's Day Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Mardi Gras - Shrove Tuesday Mardi Gras - Shrove Tuesday / Fat Tuesday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Commonwealth Day Commonwealth Day Popular & Widely Observed Holidays
Good Friday Good Friday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Easter Easter Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Easter Monday Easter Monday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Pentecost (Whit Sunday) Pentecost / Whit Sunday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Independence Day Independence Day Dominica National, Federal, Bank, Public