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    Default dominican holidays anyone?

    does anyone have a link to the 2005 official dominican holidays? or you know where i can look for a list of the dates?

    thanks

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    Here's the spot

    http://dr1.com/travel/prepare/holidays.shtml

    Just contact Robert or Dolores and ask when it will be updated for 2005.

    Gregg

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    Default Here is some help

    Jan 1 is a Saturday
    Jan 6 is a Thursday Church day so it does not change)
    Jan 21 is a Friday (Church Day)
    Jan 26 is a Wednesday, and will be celebrated on the 24th (Monday) Duarte birthday

    No holidays in February

    March 24-Holy Thursday
    March 25-Good Friday


    May 1 is a Sunday
    May 26 is Corpus Cristi , a Thursday and everyone makes it a long weekend

    No holidays in June or July
    August 16th is a Tuesday and will probably be celebrated on Monday, since it is not an "Inaugural Day" 16th like this year.

    Sept 24 is a Saturday
    November 6 (Constitution Day) is a Sunday

    Christmas Eve and Christmas Day fall on a Saturday and Sunday.


    Hope this helps

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    Which specific dates are you most interested in knowing about?

    For an official calendar we need to wait until the Ministry of Labor releases the final dates of the days that will be pushed over to Mondays and Fridays.
    That usually is released in December.

    We could advance on specific holidays now, though, subject to confirmation of the Ministry of Labor.

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    WOW!!! hillbilly do you work for the ministry of labor???

    thanks. that helps a lot. i was most interested in duarte's b'day and wanting to know when are the long weekends? this list helps. i'll wait till december for more dates.

    thanks again.

    peace

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    Less in 2005 than in 2004:

    Thursday, 6 January/Sunday, 9 January -- because people that can will take off Friday. (Epiphany Day falls on 6 January)

    Friday, 21 January- Sunday, 23 January (Dia de la Altagracia -- religious holiday)

    Restoration Day (falls on 16 August, a Tuesday that will be moved to Monday). 12-15 August long weekend.

    Easter Weekend. Thursday 24 March through Sunday, 26 March. Good Friday is the holiday that falls on 25 March.

    Corpus Christi weekend (falls on 26 May a Thursday). Will be Thursday 26 May through Sunday, 29 May (Mother's Day).

    New Year's Long Weekend. Friday, 30 December through Sunday, 1 January.

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    Default February 27 not a holiday then

    I always thought, or took for granted, that February 27th was a holiday too. Obviously I was wrong.

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    Default Don't Forget The "Un-Official Holiday Season!

    It will start about 15 December,and run through january 10th.,this year! Dominicans that actually have a job,I hesitate to say "Work",will receive their "Doble Sweldo","Christmas Bonus",on,or about,15 December.Very few will show up at their job site after they have money in their pockets! Next is Christmas Eve,and Christmas Day(Not that big a deal here,but great excuses to get drunk,as if one is needed here!)Good Meals though!
    Moving on we have New Years Eve.This is a BIG DEAL here! You HAVE to go out,and stay out til past dawn getting really "Knee Walking" drunk!!!
    Now most of the "Civilized World" at least makes an "attempt" to get back to work,theres that "word" again!",the day after "New Years",but NOT HERE!
    You still have January 6th.,"Three Kings Day" The day you give gifts to all the children,if you have any money left after being drunk for more that 2 weeks!
    January 6th.,falls on a Thursday this year,"Perfect"! Kids and teachers NEVER go back to school until at least the 9th. of January anyway,and this year they will all wait until Monday the 10th.!So will ther parents!
    So,there you have it! How Dominicans can "s-t-r-e-t-c-h" three Holidays,out to 25 days of drinking,eating,dancing,and you-know-WHATing"!
    Next comes "Holy Week",which should just be call "Go To The Beach and Stay Drunk Week!"Usually 300 to 500 men,women,and children will be killed that week! Car/Bus wrecks,drownings,alcohol poisoning,guns/knives,and just "Old Fashioned","Beating Eachother To Death"! Has to be seen to be believed!!!!!!!
    "God I Love This Place!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Criss Colon
    It will start about 15 December,and run through january 10th.,this year! Dominicans that actually have a job,I hesitate to say "Work",will receive their "Doble Sweldo","Christmas Bonus",on,or about,15 December.Very few will show up at their job site after they have money in their pockets! Next is Christmas Eve,and Christmas Day(Not that big a deal here,but great excuses to get drunk,as if one is needed here!)Good Meals though!
    Moving on we have New Years Eve.This is a BIG DEAL here! You HAVE to go out,and stay out til past dawn getting really "Knee Walking" drunk!!!
    Now most of the "Civilized World" at least makes an "attempt" to get back to work,theres that "word" again!",the day after "New Years",but NOT HERE!
    You still have January 6th.,"Three Kings Day" The day you give gifts to all the children,if you have any money left after being drunk for more that 2 weeks!
    January 6th.,falls on a Thursday this year,"Perfect"! Kids and teachers NEVER go back to school until at least the 9th. of January anyway,and this year they will all wait until Monday the 10th.!So will ther parents!
    So,there you have it! How Dominicans can "s-t-r-e-t-c-h" three Holidays,out to 25 days of drinking,eating,dancing,and you-know-WHATing"!
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    I guess since my work ethic is a bit different from most Dominicans, I can't recall a December 31st that I didn't work while I lived there, except for 1995.......for every single one, I was back at work on the 2nd....I was there for the 1999-2000 New Years celebration, in damn Antena Latina until 11:30 PM thinking that I was going to miss out on at least some rest for my birthday on the 1st and also all the damn cab drivers were out drinking and I couldn't get any friends to come by and scoop me up and you sure as hell know that there was no public transportation available because they were drunk as well. Every holiday and weekend is considered time off for most Dominicans. However, CC, you complain about people acting crazy for 25 days and having sex everywhere but you partake in these same activities......don't knock it as if you didn't do it too. I do understand your point though about all those freakin holidays and the drinking going on

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    Quote Originally Posted by Criss Colon
    So,there you have it! How Dominicans can "s-t-r-e-t-c-h" three Holidays,out to 25 days of drinking,eating,dancing,and you-know-WHATing"!
    "God I Love This Place!"
    CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC
    Is this REALLY a true description of what goes on there? If so, I need to explore the possibility of incorporating this type of "holiday season" into my Canadian christmas. I mean right now I only get a weeks worth of drinking, etc.. It's just not fair!

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