2020 Holidays in the Dominican Republic
+ Wednesday, 1 January: New Year’s Day (Día de Año Nuevo) + Monday, 6 January: Three King’s Day (Día de los Santos Reyes) + Tuesday, 21 January: Our Lady of Altagracia (Día de Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia) +Sunday, 26 January: Duarte’s Birthday (Día de Duarte) Thursday, 27 February: Independence Day (Día de la Independencia Nacional) Friday, 10 April: Good Friday (Viernes Santo) Monday, 4 May: Celebrates Labor Day that falls on Friday, 1 May in 2020 (Día del Trabajo) Thursday, 11 June: Corpus Christi religious holiday (Día de Corpus Cristi) Sunday, 16 August: Restoration Day (Día de la Restauración) Thursday, 24 September: Our Lady of Mercy Day (Día de Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes) Monday, 9 November: Celebrates Constitution Day that falls on Friday, 6 November. (Día de la Constitución) Friday, 25 December: Christmas Day (Día de Navidad)
Unofficial holidays Expect many companies to give employees full or half day off: Good Thursday (9 April 2020), Secretary Day (Thursday, 23 April 2020), Christmas Eve (Thursday, 24 December 2020), New Year’s Eve (Thursday, 31 December 2020).
School vacations There are three vacation periods in the Dominican Republic. These are important to know because they affect traffic (less traffic), are peak times for domestic travel, and the cost and availability of airline tickets. Summer vacations: School will be off on 15 June and resume on 24 August 2020. Easter vacations: Last day of school is Friday, 3 April. School resumes on 13 April 2020. Christmas vacations: Last day of school is 18 December 2020. School resumes Monday, 11 January 2021.
Holidays that turn into long weekends Depending on whether a holiday is fixed or not, long weekends happen and are taken very seriously. These dates are important to know because they affect traffic (less traffic in cities), are peak times for domestic travel, and affect the cost and availability of airline tickets and hotel stays.
New Year’s long weekend: From Friday, 27 December 2019 through Wednesday, 1 January 2020. Three King’s Day long weekend: From Friday, 3 January through Monday, 6 January 2020. Our Lady of Altagracia long weekend: From Friday, 17 January through Tuesday, 21 January 2020. Independence Day long weekend: From Thursday, 27 February through Sunday, 1 March 2020. Easter long weekend: From Thursday, 9 April through Sunday, 12 April 2020. Labor Day long weekend: From Friday, 1 May through Monday, 4 May 2020. Corpus Christi long weekend: From Thursday, 11 June through Sunday, 14 June 2020. Our Lady of Mercy long weekend: From Thursday, 24 September through Sunday, 27 September 2020. Constitution Day long weekend: From Friday, 6 November through Monday, 9 November 2020. Christmas Day long weekend: From Thursday, 24 December through Sunday, 27 December 2020.