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Dominican Republic

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Dominican Republic

Holidays & Observances in The Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is a Caribbean country located on the island of Hispaniola. It shares Hispaniola with Haiti. The Dominican Republic was originally owned by the Spanish, while Haiti was originally owned by the French, so their cultures are very different. They have been owned together, though, and the Dominican Republic had to earn its independence from Haiti in 1844, so the cultures have become more similar throughout the years. Dominican culture has been mostly affected by African, Indigenous, and Spanish culture. Today it is very influenced by Latin America. Catholicism is the main religion, and Catholic holidays are celebrated all across the country.


Upcoming Popular Holidays

Country Observances

Holiday Date Country Holiday Common Observance Observance Type Religion/Belief
Discovery Day Columbus Day (Discovery Day) Public
Discovery Day Discovery Day Public
Christmas Eve Christmas Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Christmas Christmas Public, Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Epiphany Epiphany - Three Kings Day Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Mardi Gras - Shrove Tuesday / Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras - Shrove Tuesday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Good Friday Good Friday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Easter Easter Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Easter Monday Easter Monday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Corpus Christi Corpus Christi Religious/Beliefs Christianity