There are 12 public holidays in the Dominican Republic in 2023, three of which fall on weekends.
New Year's Day
New Year Holiday, celebrated on January 1, 2023, is the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar, and it is one of the most popular holidays in the world.
Epiphany, or Three Kings' Day, is an important religious festival celebrating the three kings' visit. It falls on April 6, 2023, and is observed on April 9, 2023.
Lady of Altagracia Day
Lady of Altagracia Day, observed on January 21, 2023, commemorates the patronal image of the Virgin Mary, the virgin mother of Jesus. According to the story, a little girl dreamed of seeing Virgin Mary. She described to her father, a merchant who traveled around, and asked him to bring her an image as a gift.
Duarte Day commemorates the birthday of Juan Pablo Duarte, the foremost of the founding fathers of the Dominican Republic. Juan Duarte was born on January 26, 1813 in Santo Domingo to a Spanish father and a Dominican mother. The holiday falls on January 30, 2023.
Independence Day is a public holiday in the Dominican Republic, observed on February 27, 2023. The holiday commemorates when the Dominican Republic declared independence from Haiti in 1844.
Good Friday is a Christian holiday celebrating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed on Friday immediately preceding Easter Sunday, April 7, 2023.
Labour Day is observed on May 1, 2023, and it celebrates the achievements of workers. The holiday originates in the eight-hour day movement, which is eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest.
Corpus Christi celebrates the real presence of the body and blood, soul and divinity of Jesus Christ in the elements of the Eucharist. It is observed on June 8, 2023.
Restoration Day is a public holiday in the Dominican Republic, observed on August 16, 2023. The holiday commemorates the start of the Dominican Restoration War, which started on August 16, 1883.
Our Lady of Mercy
Our Lady of Mercy is a public holiday in the Dominican Republic, observed on September 24, 2023. The holiday commemorates the Virgin of Mercy, the Patron Saint of the Dominican Republic.
Constitution Day is a public holiday in the Dominican Republic, observed on November 6, 2023. The holiday commemorates the adoption of the first Constitution in 1844.
Christmas Day is celebrated on December 25, 2023, and commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Christmas Day is a holiday of sharing. People exchange Christmas gifts and cards with families and friends.
The following is the list of public holidays in Dominican Republic 2023.
|New Year's Day||Jan 01, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|Epiphany||Jan 06, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Lady of Altagracia Day||Jan 21, 2023||Saturday||Public Holiday|
|Duarte Day||Jan 30, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Independence Day||Feb 27, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Good Friday||Apr 07, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Labour Day||May 01, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Corpus Christi||Jun 08, 2023||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Restoration Day||Aug 16, 2023||Wednesday||Public Holiday|
|Our Lady of Mercy||Sep 24, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|Constitution Day||Nov 06, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Christmas Day||Dec 25, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
Please also check the working days in the Dominican Republic in 2023.