Does it start midnight the night from Thursday midnight to Friday midnight or from Friday midnight to Saturday midnight?
It's 12:00am Friday to 11:59pm Friday. In observance of Good Friday/Viernes Santo.
In the past on the beach in Cabarete, all bars stop serving, music stops and discos close as Good Friday begins. The next 24 hours is pretty quiet and calm. Then at 12:00am Saturday, the music starts up and alcohol flows.
Even restaurants cannot serve "drinks." That's how they describe it on the news side---the left side---on the DR-1 home page. Achekiar.