Dominican Republic Public Holidays 2018


 
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Dominican Republic bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the first 6 months of 2018, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers.

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Dominican Republic Public Holidays in 2018
Jan.  1 Mon New Year's Day
      6 Sat Epiphany (Día de los Santo Reyes)
     21 Sun Lady of Altagracia Day
     29 Mon Juan Pablo Duarte Day Holiday
Feb. 27 Tue Independence Day
Mar. 30 Fri Good Friday
Apr. 30 Mon Labor Day Holiday
May  31 Thu Corpus Christi
Aug.    Thu Restoration Day
Sep.    Mon Lady of Mercedes Day
Nov.    Mon Constitution Day Holiday
Dec.    Tue Christmas Day
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

14 Nov 2017 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.  02 Nov 2017 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.  22 Sep 2017 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.  09 Aug 2017 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.  02 Aug 2017 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").  10 Apr 2017 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.  26 Jan 2017 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.  16 Jan 2017 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.  05 Jan 2017 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.  06 Nov 2016 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.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Dominican Republic public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.


Background Information

Governing Law: Official public holidays in the Dominican Republic are governed by the nuevo Código de Trabajo (Ley No. 16-92) in its updated version of 1999, and by the Ley núm. 108 que señala los días festivos y por tanto no laborables en las oficinas públicas y particulares which replaced the law 3933, of September 20, 1954, and by the Ley No. 139-97 mediante la cual los días feriados del calendario que coincidan con los días martes y miércoles, jueves o viernes.  Mid-Week Public Holidays: The moving of some of the fixed-date public holidays, to the nearest Monday, is set out in the law 139-97 of June 19, 1997, which states that public holidays that are neither patriotic, nor religious, in character, shall be moved to the closest Monday if they occur on a weekday. However, these changes are subject to official confirmation near the end of every year, for the following year.  Eves: Although they aren't official public holidays, most people take off the afternoons of Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.  Dominican Republic International Codes DO and DOM (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .do (ICANN national top-level internet domain). • Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Dominican Republic information and news: Central Bank of the Dominican Republic (Dominican Republic central bank), UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Dominican Republic maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Dominican Republic), and Wikipedia (includes Dominican Republic commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Religion of Specific Business Contacts : Some of the business contacts that you may be trying to meet in Dominican Republic, may belong to a religious group that is not common in Dominican Republic, and therefore which is not included in the above list of public holidays or bank holidays. To be safe, you should also verify that no major religious holidays coincides with any planned business trip to Dominican Republic.


Disclaimer
In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2018 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Dominican Republic, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of Dominican Republic, before planning any trip to Dominican Republic. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.


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