Dominican Republic Public Holidays 2022


 
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A preview of the Dominican Republic bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for 2022, 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 2022
Jan.    Sat New Year's Day
        Mon Epiphany Holiday
        Fri Lady of Altagracia Day
        Mon Juan Pablo Duarte Day Holiday
Feb.    Sun Independence Day
Apr.    Fri Good Friday
May     Sun Labor Day
        Mon Labor Day Holiday
June    Thu Corpus Christi
Aug.    Tue Restoration Day
Sep.    Sat Lady of Mercedes Day
Nov.    Sun Constitution Day
Dec.    Sun Christmas Day
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

13 Aug 2018 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.  28 May 2018 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.  24 Feb 2018 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.  26 Jan 2018 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.  20 Jan 2018 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.  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").  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 2022 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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