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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.

 

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Country Observances

Common Observance Country Holiday Observance Type Holiday Date
Mardi Gras - Shrove Tuesday Mardi Gras - Shrove Tuesday / Fat Tuesday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Independence Day Independence Day Dominican Republic National, Federal, Bank, Public
Good Friday Good Friday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Easter Easter Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Easter Monday Easter Monday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Corpus Christi Corpus Christi Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Columbus Day (Discovery Day) Discovery Day National, Federal, Bank, Public
Discovery Day Discovery Day National, Federal, Bank, Public
Christmas Christmas Eve Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Christmas Christmas National, Federal, Bank, Public
Epiphany - Three Kings Day Epiphany Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Mardi Gras - Shrove Tuesday Mardi Gras - Shrove Tuesday / Fat Tuesday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs