Restoration Day (Dominican Republic)

Restoration Day is a public holiday in Dominican Republic, and it is observed on August 16 each year.

Restoration Day commemorates the start of the Dominican Restoration War, which started on August 16, 1883.

On November 30, 1821, the Dominican Republic declared the independence from the Spanish crown. However, the newly independent republic was merged with Haiti in 1822, only two months after the independence.

In 1838, Juan Pablo Duarte and his followers founded a secret society called La Trinitaria in the struggle for the complete independence from the Haitian occupation. On February 27, 1844, the Dominican Republic declared independence from Haiti. In 1861, Dominican Republic became a Spanish colony again due to the economic crisis and the possibility of attacks from Haiti.

The Dominican Restoration War was a guerrilla war that started on August 16, 1863, and ended on July 15, 1865 with the victory of Dominican Republic.

The following is the list of Restoration Day in Dominican Republic from 2021 to 2025.

HolidayDateWeekday
Restoration DayAug 16, 2021Monday
Restoration DayAug 16, 2022Tuesday
Restoration DayAug 16, 2023Wednesday
Restoration DayAug 16, 2024Friday
Restoration DayAug 16, 2025Saturday

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