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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

Holiday Date Country Holiday Common Observance Observance Type Religion/Belief
Pentecost / Whit Sunday Pentecost (Whit Sunday) Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Christmas Eve Christmas Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Christmas Christmas Public, Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Boxing Day - St. Stephen's Day Boxing Day - St. Stephen's Day Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Mardi Gras - Shrove Tuesday / Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras - Shrove Tuesday Religious/Beliefs Christianity