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.
Carnival Monday and Carnival Tuesday are the last days before Lenten fasting, which starts on Ash Wednesday, so people will use their fat ingredients to prepare for the fasting. Pancake with mixed eggs, milk, and flour is the most common food on these holidays. Carnival Monday falls on February 20, 2023, and Carnival Tuesday falls on February 21, 2023.
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.
It is the Monday after Easter Sunday, and it is observed on April 10, 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.
Whit Monday, also known as Pentecost Monday, is an important religious festival Christians celebrate. It falls on the day after Pentecost, the 50th day after Easter Sunday. The holiday falls on May 29, 2023.
The holiday commemorates the anniversary of when the Slavery Abolition Act of 1833 came into force and the abolishment of slavery in Anguilla on August 01, 1834. It is observed on the first Monday in August and falls on August 7, 2023.
Independence Day, observed on November 3, 2023, is a public holiday. The holiday commemorates the anniversary of Dominica's independence from the United Kingdom in 1978.
Community Service Day
Community Service Day is a public holiday in the Commonwealth of Dominica, and it is observed on November 4, 2023, the day after Independent Day. Community Service Day started from the campaigns cleaning up the mess left on the streets after the Independent Day celebrations. It has become a nationwide clean-up activity nowadays. The government funds communities to buy gloves, garbage bags, and other related supplies to support the activities.
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.
Boxing Day is also known as St. Stephen's Day and is widely known as a shopping holiday in some countries. It falls on December 26, 2023.
The following is the list of public holidays in Dominica 2023.
|New Year's Day||Jan 01, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|Carnival Monday||Feb 20, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Carnival Tuesday||Feb 21, 2023||Tuesday||Public Holiday|
|Good Friday||Apr 07, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Easter Monday||Apr 10, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Labour Day||May 01, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Whit Monday||May 29, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Emancipation Day||Aug 07, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Independence Day||Nov 03, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Community Service Day||Nov 04, 2023||Saturday||Public Holiday|
|Christmas Day||Dec 25, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Boxing Day||Dec 26, 2023||Tuesday||Public Holiday|
Please also check the working days in the Commonwealth of Dominica in 2023.