National Day of Dominican Republic

national dayThe National Day of the Dominican Republic is on the 27th February. The day celebrates the independence from Haiti. This was achieved on the 27th February 1844. The Dominican Republic had been under Haitian rule for more than two decades at the time. See also the history of the National Day of Haiti on here. See also Caribbean.

National Day of Dominican Republic

Firstly the independence movement of the Dominican Republic was led by Juan Pablo Duarte, Francisco del Rosario Sánchez, and Ramón Matías Mella. The day is celebrated with parades, concerts, and other cultural events throughout the country.

Firstly there was Juan Pablo Duarte. He is considered to be one of the most important peop0le in the history of the independence of the Dominican Republic. Duarte was born on the 26yj January 1813, in Santo Domingo. This was at the time also a colony of Spain. Finally he is considered one of the founding fathers of the Dominican Republic, and is honored as a national hero.

See also the National Day of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines as well as the National Day of the Saint Kitts and Nevis.


Public Holidays in Dominican Republic 

Firstly here are the public holidays observed in the Dominican Republic:

  • New Year’s Day – January 1
  • Epiphany – January 6
  • Duarte Day – January 26
  • Independence Day – February 27
  • Good Friday – variable date (usually in March or April)
  • Labor Day – May 1
  • Corpus Christi – variable date (usually in May or June)
  • Restoration Day – August 16
  • Our Lady of Altagracia Day – January 21
  • Constitution Day – November 6
  • Christmas Day – December 25
See also  National Day of Maldives


Finally you will also note that some holidays are observed on different dates each year.