Holidays in Dominica 2024

There are 12 public holidays in the Commonwealth of Dominica in 2024, one of which falls on the weekend: Independence Day.

New Year's Day
New Year Holiday, celebrated on January 1, 2024, 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
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 12, 2024, and Carnival Tuesday falls on February 13, 2024.

Good Friday
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, March 29, 2024.

Easter Monday
It is the Monday after Easter Sunday, and it is observed on April 1, 2024.

Labour Day
Labour Day is observed on May 6, 2024, 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
Whit Monday, or Pentecost Monday, is a religious festival Christians celebrate. It falls on the day after Pentecost, the 50th day after Easter Sunday. The holiday falls on May 20, 2024.

Emancipation Day
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 5, 2024.

Independence Day
Independence Day, observed on November 3, 2024, 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, 2024, the day after Independent Day. Community Service Day started with 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
Christmas Day is celebrated on December 25, 2024, 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
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, 2024.

The following is the list of public holidays in Dominica 2024.

New Year's DayJan 01, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
Carnival MondayFeb 12, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
Carnival TuesdayFeb 13, 2024TuesdayPublic Holiday
Good FridayMar 29, 2024FridayPublic Holiday
Easter MondayApr 01, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
Labour DayMay 06, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
Whit MondayMay 20, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
Emancipation DayAug 05, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
Independence DayNov 03, 2024SundayPublic Holiday
Community Service DayNov 04, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
Christmas DayDec 25, 2024WednesdayPublic Holiday
Boxing DayDec 26, 2024ThursdayPublic Holiday

Please also check the working days in the Commonwealth of Dominica in 2024.

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