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This page contains a sampling of our database of news and updates related to Dominican Republic public holidays, bank holidays, government holidays and national holidays, as of August 2019, and covering calendar year 2019 Dominican Republic public holidays, gathered as part of our continuous monitoring of worldwide news media and official government sources to detect changes to bank holidays and public holidays legislation, or ad hoc bank holidays and public holidays changes, anywhere in the world.

Below is this list of Dominican Republic public holidays news and updates.

2019 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Aug
  • 13
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  • Dominican Republic August 16 Public Holiday To Remain Fixed

    Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo) - The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has once again issued a communiqué announcing that, as per the current public holidays legislation, Friday, August 16, 2019, would be the date of the official annual non-working public holiday in the Dominican Republic on account of the upcoming Día de la Restauración non-working public holiday of the Dominican Republic, and that that date would remain unchanged.
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  • Apr
  • 25
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  • Dominican Labour Day Republic Public Holiday April 29

    Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo) - The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has issued a communiqué announcing that, as per the current public holidays legislation, Monday, April 29, 2019, would be the date of the official annual non-working public holiday in the Dominican Republic on account of the upcoming Día del Trabajo non-working public holiday of the Dominican Republic.
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2018

  • Nov
  • 15
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  • Dominican Republic 2019 Public Holidays Announced

    Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo) - The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has announced its annual official finalized listing of non-working public holidays in the Dominican Republic for the upcoming calendar year 2019.
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  • Nov
  • 2
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  • Dominican Republic Public Holiday November 5

    Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo) - The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has once again issued a communiqué announcing that, as per the current public holidays legislation, Monday, November 5, 2018, would be the date of the official annual non-working public holiday in the Dominican Republic on account of the upcoming Día de la Constitución non-working public holiday of the Dominican Republic.
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  • Aug
  • 13
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  • Dominican Republic Public Holiday August 16

    Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo) - The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has once again issued a communiqué announcing that, as per the current public holidays legislation, Thursday, August 16, 2018, would be the date of the official annual non-working public holiday in the Dominican Republic on account of the upcoming Día de la Restauración non-working public holiday of the Dominican Republic.
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  • May
  • 28
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  • Dominican Republic Public Holiday May 31

    Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo) - The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has issued a communiqué confirming that, as per the current public holidays legislation, Thursday, May 31, 2018, would be an official non-working public holiday in the Dominican Republic on account of the upcoming Día Corpus Christi annual immovable non-working public holiday in the Dominican Republic.
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  • Feb
  • 24
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  • Dominican Republic Public Holiday February 27

    Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo) - The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has issued an official communiqué confirming that the upcoming "Día de la Independencia" annual non-working public holiday would be observed, as usual, on its traditional date of Tuesday, February 27, 2018.
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  • Jan
  • 26
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  • Dominican Republic Public Holiday January 29

    Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo) - The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has issued an official communiqué confirming that, as per the current legislation on public holidays in the Dominican Republic, the upcoming "Día del Patricio Juan Pablo Duarte" annual non-working public holiday in the Dominican Republic, would be moved, in 2018, from its traditional date of January 26, to Monday, January 29, 2018.
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  • Jan
  • 20
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  • Dominican Republic Public Holiday Confirmed On January 21

    Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo) - The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has issued an official communiqué confirming that the upcoming "Día de La Altagracia" annual non-working public holiday would be observed, as usual, on its traditional date of Sunday, January 21, 2018.
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2017

  • Nov
  • 14
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  • Dominican Republic 2018 Public Holidays Announced

    Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo) - The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has announced its annual official finalized listing of non-working public holidays in the Dominican Republic for the upcoming calendar year 2018.
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  • Nov
  • 2
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  • Dominican Republic Public Holiday November 6

    Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo) - The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has issued a communiqué confirming that, as per the current public holidays legislation, Monday, November 6, 2017, would be an official non-working public holiday in the Dominican Republic on account of the upcoming Día de la Constitución annual immovable non-working public holiday in the Dominican Republic.
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  • Sep
  • 22
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  • Dominican Republic Public Holiday September 24

    Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo) - The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has issued a communiqué confirming that, as per the current public holidays legislation, Sunday, September 24, 2017, would be an official non-working public holiday in the Dominican Republic on account of the upcoming Día de Las Mercedes annual immovable non-working public holiday in the Dominican Republic.
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  • Aug
  • 9
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  • Dominican Republic Confirms August 16 Public Holiday

    Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo) - The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has once again issued a communiqué announcing that, as per the current public holidays legislation, Wednesday, August 16, 2017, would be the date of the official annual non-working public holiday in the Dominican Republic on account of the upcoming Día de la Restauración non-working public holiday of the Dominican Republic.
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  • Aug
  • 2
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  • Dominican Republic Mulls Mid-Week Public Holidays Repeal

    Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo) - The Dominican Republic National Assembly, in an emergency joint session, has passed yet another bill that would remove some of the non-working public holidays of the Dominican Republic, this time almost all, from the scope of the law No.139-97 which moves some mid-week public holidays in the Dominican Republic ("proyecto de ley que modifica los artículos 2 y 4 de la Ley No.139-97, para que los días feriados del calendario que coincidan con los días martes, miércoles, jueves o viernes sean trasladados de fecha, para excluir el 6 de enero, Día de Reyes; el 26 de enero, Día de Duarte; el primero de mayo, Día del Trabajo ; y 6 de noviembre, Día de la Constitución, del ámbito de los días feriados sujetos a traslado").
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  • Apr
  • 10
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  • Dominican Republic Public Holiday April 14

    Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo) - The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has issued an official communiqué confirming that, as per the current legislation on public holidays in the Dominican Republic, the upcoming "Viernes Santo" annual non-working public holiday in the Dominican Republic, would be observed on Friday, April 14, 2017.
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  • Jan
  • 26
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  • Dominican Republic Public Holiday January 30

    Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo) - The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has issued an official communiqué confirming that, as per the current legislation on public holidays in the Dominican Republic, the upcoming "Día del Patricio Juan Pablo Duarte" annual non-working public holiday in the Dominican Republic, would be moved, in 2017, from its traditional date of January 26, to Monday, January 30, 2017.
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  • Jan
  • 16
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  • Dominican Republic Public Holiday January 21

    Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo) - The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has issued an official communiqué confirming that the upcoming "Día de La Altagracia" annual non-working public holiday would be observed, as usual, on its traditional date of Saturday, January 21, 2017.
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  • Jan
  • 5
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  • Dominican Republic 2017 Reyes Public Holiday

    Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo) - The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has issued an official communiqué confirming that, as per the current legislation on public holidays in the Dominican Republic, the upcoming "Día de los Santos Reyes" annual non-working public holiday would be moved, in 2017, from its traditional date of January 6, to Monday, January 9, 2017.
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2016

  • Nov
  • 6
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  • Dominican Republic 2017 Public Holidays Announced

    Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo) - The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has announced its annual official finalized listing of non-working public holidays in the Dominican Republic for the upcoming calendar year 2017.
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  • Oct
  • 18
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  • Dominican Republic Mulls Reyes Public Holidays Amendments

    Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo) - The Dominican Republic National Assembly is currently examining yet another bill that would remove the annual January 6 non-working public holiday in the Dominican Republic from the scope of the law No.139-97 which moves some mid-week public holidays in the Dominican Republic ("proyecto que modifica los artículos 2 y 4 de la Ley 139-97, para excluir el seis de enero, Día de los Santos Reyes, del ámbito de los feriados sujetos a traslados").
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  • Aug
  • 15
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  • Dominican Republic Public Holiday August 16

    Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo) - Over this past weekend, the Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic once again issued a communiqué announcing that, as per the current public holidays legislation, Tuesday, August 16, 2016, would be the date of the official annual non-working public holiday in the Dominican Republic on account of the upcoming Día de la Restauración non-working public holiday.
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  • May
  • 24
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  • Dominican Republic Public Holiday May 26

    Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo) - The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has issued a communiqué confirming that, as per the current public holidays legislation, Thursday, May 26, 2016, would be an official non-working public holiday in the Dominican Republic on account of the upcoming Día Corpus Christi annual immovable non-working public holiday in the Dominican Republic.
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  • May
  • 6
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  • Dominican Republic Public Holidays May 14-15

    Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo) - The Presidency of the Dominican Republic has issued a decree announcing that, as per the provisions of electoral law, Saturday and Sunday, May 14-15, 2016, would be an official non-working electoral public holidays in the Dominican Republic ("establece los días no laborables por el proceso votación el 15 de mayo").
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  • Apr
  • 21
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  • Dominican Republic Public Holidays May 1-2

    Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo) - The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has issued an official communiqué confirming that the upcoming 2016 "Día del Trabajo" annual non-working public holiday in the Dominican Republic would, once again, be moved from its traditional date of May 1st to Monday, May 2, 2016, in the calendar year 2016.
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  • Jan
  • 21
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  • Dominican Republic Public Holiday January 25

    Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo) - The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has issued an official communiqué confirming that, as per the current legislation on public holidays in the Dominican Republic, the upcoming "Día del Patricio Juan Pablo Duarte" annual non-working public holiday in the Dominican Republic, would be moved, in 2016, from its traditional date of January 26, to Monday, January 25, 2016.
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2015

  • Dec
  • 31
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  • Dominican Republic 2016 Reyes Public Holiday

    Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo) - The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has issued an official communiqué confirming that, as per the current legislation on public holidays in the Dominican Republic, the upcoming "Día de los Santos Reyes" annual non-working public holiday would be moved, in 2016, from its traditional date of January 6, to Monday, January 4, 2016.
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  • Nov
  • 10
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  • Dominican Republic 2016 Public Holidays Officialized

    Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo) - The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has officially published its previously-announced annual official list of the non-working public holidays in the Dominican Republic for the upcoming calendar year 2016.
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  • Oct
  • 31
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  • Dominican Republic 2016 Public Holidays Announced

    Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo) - The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has announced its annual official finalized listing of non-working public holidays in the Dominican Republic for the upcoming calendar year 2016.
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  • Sep
  • 23
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  • Dominican Republic Public Holiday September 24

    Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo) - The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has issued a communiqué confirming that, as per the current public holidays legislation, Thursday, September 24, 2015, would be an official non-working public holiday in the Dominican Republic on account of the upcoming Día de Las Mercedes annual immovable non-working public holiday in the Dominican Republic.
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  • Jun
  • 3
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  • Dominican Republic Public Holiday June 4

    Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo) - The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has issued a communiqué confirming that, as per the current public holidays legislation, Thursday, June 4, 2015, would be an official non-working public holiday in the Dominican Republic on account of the upcoming Corpus Christi non-working public holiday.
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  • Apr
  • 30
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  • Dominican Republic Public Holiday May 4

    Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo) - The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has issued an official communiqué confirming that the upcoming "Día del Trabajo" annual non-working public holiday in the Dominican Republic would, once again, be moved from its traditional date of May 1st to Monday, May 4, 2015.
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2014

  • Dec
  • 2
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  • Dominican Republic Amends Public Holidays Legislation

    Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo) - Following last spring's passage by the Dominican Republic Senate of a bill amending the current law on the public holidays of the Dominican Republic, the Dominican Republic National Assembly has voted the emergency, and unanimous, passage of the iniciativa No.04467-2010-2016-CD ("Proyecto de ley mediante el cual se modifican los artículos 2 y 4 de la Ley No.139-97, del 19 de junio del 1997").
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  • Oct
  • 31
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  • Dominican Republic 2015 Public Holidays Announced

    Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo) - The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has announced its annual official finalized listing of non-working public holidays in the Dominican Republic for the upcoming calendar year 2015.
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  • Aug
  • 14
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  • Dominican Republic Public Holiday August 16

    Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo) - The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has once again issued a communiqué announcing that, as per the current public holidays legislation, Saturday, August 16, 2014, would be the date of the official annual non-working public holiday in the Dominican Republic on account of the upcoming Día de la Restauración non-working public holiday.
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  • Jun
  • 18
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  • Dominican Republic Public Holiday June 19

    Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo) - The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has issued a communiqué confirming that, as per the current public holidays legislation, Thursday, June 19, 2014, would be an official non-working public holiday in the Dominican Republic on account of the upcoming Corpus Christi non-working public holiday.
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  • May
  • 2
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  • Dominican Republic Senate Amends Public Holidays

    Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo) - The Dominican Republic Senate has approved a bill, similar to an earlier one passed by the Lower House of Parliament of the Dominican Republic, which removed the January 6 and 26 annual non-working public holidays from the scope of the law 139-97 which regulates non-working public holidays in the Dominican Republic.
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  • Apr
  • 30
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  • Dominican Republic Public Holiday May 5

    Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo) - The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has issued an official communiqué confirming that the upcoming "Día del Trabajo" public holiday would, once again, be moved from its traditional date of May 1st to Monday, May 5, 2014.
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  • Apr
  • 17
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  • Dominican Republic 2014 Easter Public Holidays

    Presidencia de la República Dominicana (Santo Domingo) - The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has issued an official communiqué confirming that an annual non-working public holiday would be observed, as usual, on Friday, April 18, 2014, for the upcoming Good Friday.
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  • Jan
  • 11
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  • Dominican Republic January 2014 Public Holidays

    Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo) - The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has issued an official communiqué confirming that the upcoming "Día de Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia" annual non-working public holiday would be observed, as usual, on its traditional date of January 21, 2014.
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  • Jan
  • 4
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  • Dominican Republic 2014 Reyes Public Holiday

    Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo) - The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has issued an official communiqué confirming that the upcoming "Día de los Santos Reyes" annual non-working public holiday would be observed, for the first time, on its traditional date of Monday, January 6, 2014.
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2013

  • Nov
  • 2
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  • Dominican Republic Public Holiday November 4

    Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo) - The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has issued an official communiqué confirming that the upcoming "Día de la Constitución" public holiday will, once again, be moved from its traditional date of November 6 to Monday, November 4, 2013.
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  • Oct
  • 24
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  • Dominican Republic 2014 Public Holidays Announced

    Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo) - The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has announced the official finalized listing of non-working public holidays in the Dominican Republic for the upcoming calendar year 2014.
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  • Aug
  • 9
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  • Dominican Republic Public Holiday August 16

    Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo) - The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has issued a communiqué announcing once again that, as per the current public holidays legislation, Friday, August 16, 2013, will be an official non-working public holiday in the Dominican Republic on account of the upcoming Día de la Restauración non-working public holiday.
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  • Jul
  • 27
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  • Dominican Republic Mid-Week Public Holidays Final

    Centro de Informacion Gubernamental (Santo Domingo) - The Dominican Republic's lower house of parliament (Cámara de Diputados) has approved by a vote of 96 to 1, a bill recently-passed by the senate, and which removes the January 6 and 26 annual non-working public holidays from the scope of the law 139-97 which regulates non-working public holidays in the Dominican Republic.
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  • Jul
  • 1
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  • Dominican Republic Mid-Week Public Holidays Push

    Centro de Informacion Gubernamental (Santo Domingo) - The Dominican Republic's Comisión de Valores Patrios de la Pastoral Juvenil called on the Cámara de Diputados to unequivocally state, before the end of the current legislature whether it would ratify the Senate bill, passed last month, and which amends articles 2 and 4 of law 139-97 which regulates the moving of the dates of mid-week non-working public holidays in the Dominican Republic.
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  • Jun
  • 13
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  • Dominican Republic Mid-Week Public Holidays Law Amended

    Centro de Informacion Gubernamental (Santo Domingo) - The Dominican Republic's Senate has passed into law a bill which amends articles 2 and 4 of law 139-97 which regulates the moving of the dates of mid-week non-working public holidays in the Dominican Republic.
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  • Apr
  • 27
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  • Dominican Republic Public Holiday April 29

    Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo) - The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has issued an official communiqué confirming that the upcoming "Día del Trabajo" public holiday will, once again, be moved from its traditional date of May 1st to Monday, April 29, 2013.
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  • Apr
  • 1
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  • Dominican Republic 2014 Easter Public Holidays Extended

    Presidencia de la República Dominicana (Santo Domingo) - After years of negotiations between the Church and the government of the Dominican Republic, it was announced that beginning in 2014, Easter Monday would be a new annual non-working public holidays in the Dominican Republic.
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  • Feb
  • 26
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  • Dominican Republic Public Holiday February 27

    Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo) - The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has issued a communiqué confirming that, as per the current Dominican Republic public holidays legislation, the upcoming Día de la Independencia Nacional public holiday would be observed as a non-working public holiday on its set date of February 27, 2013, in the Dominican Republic.
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2012

  • Nov
  • 27
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  • Dominican Republic 2013 Public Holidays Announced

    Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo) - The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has announced the official finalized listing of non-working public holidays in the Dominican Republic for the upcoming calendar year 2013.
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  • Nov
  • 14
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  • Dominican Republic 2013 Duarte Public Holiday Update

    Centro de Informacion Gubernamental (Santo Domingo) - The Dominican Republic's lower house of parliament (Cámara de Diputados) is being lobbied to pass a variant of last year's bill, which it let lapse, and would have removed the January 26 annual non-working public holidays from the scope of the law 139-97 which regulates non-working public holidays in the Dominican Republic.
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  • Nov
  • 1
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  • Dominican Republic Public Holiday November 5

    Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo) - The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has issued a communiqué announcing that, as per the current public holidays legislation, the upcoming Día de la Constitución public holiday would not be a non-working public holiday and that, rather, Monday, November 5, 2012 would be observed as a non-working public holiday in the Dominican Republic.
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  • Sep
  • 21
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  • Dominican Republic Public Holiday September 24

    Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo) - The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has issued a communiqué announcing that, as per the current public holidays legislation, the upcoming Día de Las Mercedes public holiday would not be transferred and would be observed as a non-working public holiday on Monday, September 24, 2012.
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  • Sep
  • 6
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  • Dominican Republic Public Holidays Amendment Update

    Portal del Senado de la República Dominicana (Santo Domingo) - The Dominican Republic's Senate has approved on second reading another bill to remove the January 6 and January 26 annual non-working public holidays from the scope of the law 139-97 which regulates non-working public holidays in the Dominican Republic.
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  • Jun
  • 14
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  • Dominican Republic Public Holiday August 16

    Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo) - The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has issued a communiqué announcing that, as per the current public holidays legislation, Thursday, August 16, 2012, will be an official non-working public holiday in the Dominican Republic on account of the upcoming Día de la Restauración non-working public holiday.
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  • Jun
  • 4
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  • Dominican Republic Public Holiday June 7

    Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo) - The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has issued an official communiqué announcing that, as per the current public holidays legislation, Thursday, June 7, 2012, will be an official non-working public holiday in the Dominican Republic on account of the upcoming feast of Corpus Christi.
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  • May
  • 16
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  • Dominican Republic Public Holiday May 20

    Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo) - The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has issued an official communiqué announcing that, as per the provisions of electoral law, Sunday, May 20, 2012, the date of the upcoming presidential election will be an official non-working public holiday.
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  • Apr
  • 24
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  • Dominican Republic April 30 Public Holiday

    Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo) - The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has issued an official communiqué confirming that the upcoming "Día del Trabajo" public holiday will be moved from its traditional date of May 1st to Monday, April 30, 2012.
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  • Jan
  • 26
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  • Dominican Republic Public Holidays Amendments Lapse

    Portal del Senado de la República Dominicana (Santo Domingo) - The Dominican Republic's lower house of parliament (Cámara de Diputados) has let lapse (expire) last spring's bill to remove the January 6 and January 26 annual non-working public holidays from the scope of the law 139-97 which regulates non-working public holidays in the Dominican Republic.
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  • Jan
  • 24
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  • Dominican Republic January 30 Public Holiday

    Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo) - The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has issued an official communiqué confirming that the upcoming "Día de Duarte" public holiday will be moved from its traditional date of January 26 to Monday, January 30, 2012.
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  • Jan
  • 2
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  • Dominican Republic January 9 Public Holiday

    Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo) - The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has issued an official communiqué confirming that the upcoming "Día de los Santos Reyes" (Epiphany) public holiday will be moved from its traditional date of January 6 to Monday, January 9, 2012.
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2011

  • Dec
  • 2
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  • Dominican Republic December 1 Public Holiday Under Consideration

    Centro de Informacion Gubernamental (Santo Domingo) - A bill has been introduced in the Dominican Republic's house of representatives which would declare December 1st as a new annual non-working public holiday.
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  • Nov
  • 1
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  • Dominican Republic 2012 Public Holidays Announced

    Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo) - The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has announced the official listing of public holidays in the Dominican Republic for the year 2012.
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  • Sep
  • 22
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  • Dominican Republic Rules-Out September 24 Public Holiday Move

    Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo) - The Dominican Republic's Ministry of Labour has announced that the upcoming "Nuestra Señora de Las Mercedes" public holiday would remain on its fixed date of September 24.
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  • Aug
  • 14
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  • Dominican Republic Declares August 16 Public Holiday

    Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo) - In a last-minute announcement, the Dominican Republic Ministry of Labour has declared Tuesday, August 16, 2011, as a non-working public holiday for this year's Restoration Day (Día de la Restauración) holiday.
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  • Jul
  • 21
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  • Dominican Republic Moves Restoration Day Public Holiday

    Centro de Informacion Gubernamental (Santo Domingo) - The Dominican Republic Ministry of Labour has announced that, contrary to what it had officially announced last fall, the non-working public holiday for the upcoming Restoration Day (Día de la Restauración) will be on Tuesday, August 16, 2011.
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  • Apr
  • 25
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  • Dominican Republic Declares May 2 Public Holiday

    Centro de Informacion Gubernamental (Santo Domingo) - The Dominican Republic Ministry of Labour has announced that the upcoming, May 1st, Labour Day public holiday would be moved to Monday, May 2, 2011.
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  • Apr
  • 1
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  • Dominican Republic Senate Votes Public Holidays Amendments

    Portal del Senado de la República Dominicana (Santo Domingo) - The Senate of the Dominican Republic has passed by a unanimous vote the latest version of the amendments to the Ley número 139-97 which governs the observance of mid-week public holidays.
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  • Jan
  • 28
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  • Dominican Republic Mid-Week Public Holidays Update

    Centro de Informacion Gubernamental (Santo Domingo) - The spokesman for the Dominican Liberation Party, Gustavo Sanchez, has submitted another bill to amend the legislation which moves mid-week public holidays to the nearest Monday.
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  • Jan
  • 6
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  • Dominican Republic Public Holidays Amended

    Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo) - The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has issued the Resolución No. 01/2011 which specifies that, in 2011, the August 16, Restoration Day, non-working public holiday will be observed on Tuesday, August 16, 2011, and not on the nearest Monday.
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2010

  • Nov
  • 4
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  • Dominican Republic 2011 Public Holidays Announced

    Diario Libre (Santo Domingo) - The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has announced the official listing of public holidays in the Dominican Republic for the year 2011.
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  • Jun
  • 18
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  • Dominican Republic Mid-Week Public Holidays Update

    Portal del Senado de la República Dominicana (Santo Domingo) - The Dominican Republic's Cámara de Diputados (lower house of Parliament) has sent a bill to commission that would abrogate the 1997 "Ley No. 139-97 mediante la cual los días feriados del calendario que coincidan con los días martes y miércoles, jueves o viernes serán trasladados de fecha".
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  • May
  • 14
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  • Dominican Republic Declares 3-Day Electoral Public Holidays

    Centro de Informacion Gubernamental (Santo Domingo) - The President of the Dominican Republic, Leonel Fernández, has signed Executive Decree 264-10, which declares as non-working public holidays (días no laborables) the dates of May 15, 16, and 17, 2010, on account of the upcoming legislative elections.
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  • Feb
  • 9
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  • Dominican Republic Reconsidering Moveable Public Holidays

    El Nuevo Diario (Santo Domingo) - Dominican Republic legislator, Radhamés Castro (Partido Popular Cristiano), has introduced a bill that would put an end to the practice of moving mid-week public holidays to the nearest Monday.
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  • Jan
  • 14
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  • Dominican Republic Declares 2-Day Mourning Period

    El Día (Santo Domingo) - The President of the Dominican Republic, Leonel Fernández, has issued decree 29-10 declaring Friday and Saturday, January 15-16, 2010, as a period of national mourning following this week's earthquake in neighboring Haiti.
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2009

  • Nov
  • 23
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  • Dominican Republic Confirms January 2010 Moved Public Holidays

    El Día (Santo Domingo) - The government of the Dominican Republic has released a confirmation of the 4 public holidays that will occur in January 2010, including 2 that will be moved from their traditional observance date in 2010.
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  • Nov
  • 22
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  • Dominican Republic To Reconsider Moving Mid-Week Public Holidays

    Periódico 7 Días (Santo Domingo) - The Senate of the Dominican Republic is to consider a new bill, introduced by Senator Euclides Sánchez, that would put an end to the practice of moving some mid-week public holidays to adjoin the nearest weekend.
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  • Nov
  • 8
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  • Dominican Republic Could Reconsider Public Holidays Law

    El Nacional (Santo Domingo) - On Friday, the Secretary of Education of the Dominican Republic, Bachelor Melanio Paredes, called on Congress to modify the public holidays law 139-97, saying it causes loss of time in the school system.
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  • Oct
  • 20
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  • Dominican Republic 2010 Public Holidays Announced

    La Nación Dominicana (Santo Domingo) - The Secretary of State for Labour of the Dominican Republic, Andrés Valentín Herrera, has announced the official listing of public holidays in the Dominican Republic for the year 2010.
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  • Oct
  • 13
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  • Dominican Republic Confirms Constitution Day Public Holiday Date Change

    Diario Libre (Santo Domingo) - The Dominican Republic's Ministry of Labor (Secretaría de Estado de Trabajo - SET) has confirmed that Friday, November 6, 2009, the annual Día de la Constitución Dominicana, would be a regular working day, and that the corresponding public holiday would be observed on Monday, November 9, 2009.
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  • May
  • 22
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  • Dominican Republic May Cancel Election Day Public Holidays

    Stabroek News (Georgetown) - The Dominican Republic legislature is considering a measure aimed at cutting costs by holding all elections on a single day, and which would effectively cancel the Election Day public holidays by stipulating that election day should always be a Sunday.
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2008

  • Nov
  • 6
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  • Dominican Republic 2009 Public Holidays Announced

    Secretaria de Estado de Trabajo (SET) - The Secretary of State for Labour of the Dominican Republic has released its official listing of public holidays for the year 2009. The dates announced are in line with our long-tern forecasts.
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  • May
  • 24
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  • Dominican Republic To Consider Making Labour Day Public Holiday Non-Movable

    El Nuevo Diario (Santo Domingo) - Leading union leaders have submitted a draft law to the President of the Chamber of Deputies, Julio César Valentín, to amend law 139-70, which currently moves the May Day/Labour Day public holiday to adjoin the nearest weekend, so that in the future, the Labour Day public holiday would remain on the set date of May 1st.
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  • May
  • 14
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  • Dominican Republic Extends Presidential Election Public Holiday

    Presidency’s Press Office (Santo Domingo) - The press office of the has announced decree 193-08 which extends the usual May 16 presidential election public holiday by a half-day. The afternoon of Thursday, May 15 will therefore be a public holiday, as well as Friday the 16th.
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  • Feb
  • 21
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  • Dominican Republic Supreme Court Changes Restoration Day Holiday

    La República (Santo Domingo) - The Supreme Court has declared as unconstitutional, articles 1-2-4 of law 139-97, which move the August 16 Restoration Day public holiday to the following Monday, whenever it falls on a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday.
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2007

  • Nov
  • 20
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  • Dominican Republic 2008 Public Holidays Clarified

    Diario Libre (Santo Domingo) - The Minister of Labour announced that, in 2008, only 2 mid-week public holidays will move to the next Monday; those of May 1 (Labour Day) and November 6 (Constitution Day).
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  • Oct
  • 19
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  • Dominican Republic Declares Today Day Of National Mourning

    The Dominican Today (Santo Domingo) - The government has declared today, October 19, 2007, a national day of national mourning in memory of Padre Luis Quinn, the Canadian priest who worked for the development of San Jose de Ocoa for over forty years.
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  • Sep
  • 19
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  • Dominican Republic 2008 Public Holidays Announced

    El Nuevo Diario (Santo Domingo) - The Ministry of Labour announced the official list of 2008 public holidays in the Dominican Republic.
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  • Apr
  • 24
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  • Dominican Republic Confirms Labour Day Public Holiday Move

    El Nacional (Santo Domingo) - Media reports have confirmed that this year's May Day public holiday in the Dominican Republic, would be observed on Monday, April 30, 2007.
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2006

  • Dec
  • 6
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  • Dominican Republic 2007 Public Holidays Announced

    Diario Libre (Santo Domingo) - The Dominican Republic's Secretary of State for Labor has confirmed the list of official 2007 public holidays dates.
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2005

  • Sep
  • 15
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  • Dominican Republic 2006 Public Holidays Announced

    FEDOMU (Santo Domingo) - The Minister of Labour of the Dominican Republic, Dr. Washington Gonzales Nina, has announced the list of official public holidays, in the Dominican Republic, for 2006.
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1997

  • Jun
  • 19
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  • Dominican Republic Implements Movable Public Holidays

    Informe Judicial (Santo Domingo) - The Congress of the Dominican Republic has passed Ley No. 139-97 which moves some of the fixed-date mid-week public holidays to the nearest Monday.
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See also: Dominican Republic bank holidays and public holidays for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

Background Information (Dominican Republic)