Easter Week 2024 overview

From Friday, 22 March to Sunday, 31 March 2024 school children are off for their Easter Week holidays. Most private offices, outside the entertainment and tourism industries, will close their operations at noon on Thursday.

This 2024, the Abinader government announced that non-essential services would close on Wednesday, 27 March at noon, a day earlier than in the past. In the Dominican Republic, Good Friday is a national holiday. It is up to individual businesses to decide if they will give their employees more days off during Easter Week. The Good Friday holiday this year falls on 29 March 2024.

Easter Week is the peak of domestic vacation time. Expect droves of people to hit the vacation destinations all around the country.

This is also a time when many choose to remain in the main cities, to enjoy the calm and to get things done that traffic jams never allow.

Most shopping centers will only close on Good Friday. Many shopping centers announce major deals to entice shoppers.

The Colonial City is the magnet for those staying in the capital city. Church visiting routes are followed by thousands on the early evening of Good Thursday, 28 March 2024, when churches remain open until around midnight to the delight of religious and non-religious people interested in visiting the historic centers.

On Wednesday, 27 March, a one of a kind concert will take place at the Convento de los Dominicos in the Colonial city with a merge of Catholic and Eastern Asia music traditions, starring Father Karim Gerges, a Lebanese priest. Tickets are RD$500 for the performance that starts at 7:30pm.

The city government of the National District (ADN) is announcing several free activities for families at city parks – Paseo Maritimo, Cristo Libre (Cristo Rey), Villa Juana Park, Eugenio de Hostos Park, Villa Francisca Park, Parque La Paz, among others.

Easter Week is a time to take special care when driving as droves of people leave and return from the cities. It is also a time to take care when driving in tourist destinations, where people may disregard prudence and have had a drink too many, or just be too merry.

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27 March 2024