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Holidays, Special Days and Events in Dominican Republic
Holidays 2015 | Continuing Events in Colonial Zone | How to say days and months in Spanish | Holidays 2014

If you have an event or know of one please let me know and I can ad it to the events listings. Just send me an email with all the information and if you have a flyer or poster and I will be happy to include it.

All the current events are listed in the Colonial Zone News Blog.   Looking for something else to do? Check out the Pastimes pages.


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JANUARY / ENERO  | FEBRUARY / FEBRERO  | MARCH / MARZO  | APRIL / ABRIL  | MAY / MAYO  | JUNE / JUNIO  | JULY / JULIO  | AUGUST / AGOSTO  | SEPTEMBER / SEPTIEMBRE  | OCTOBER / OCTUBRE  | NOVEMBER / NOVIEMBRE  | DECEMBER / DICIEMBRE

Monday / Lunes  | Tuesday / Martes  | Wednesday / Miércoles  | Thursday / Jueves  | Friday / Viernes  | Saturday / Sábado  | Sunday / Domingo

*Colonial City Antiques - Flea Market Every Sunday at Plaza Maria de Toledo (map #45) between Calle Isabel la Católica and Calle las Damas, Colonial Zone, Santo Domingo. There are things old and new for sale by individuals set up here informally.

*German Market at The Dominican-German Center, at Calle Isabel la Católica #212, Colonial Zone, Telephone 809-221-8475. The first Saturday of the month from 11AM to 3PM.

*Arts and Crafts Fair held every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Colonial Zone sponsored by Casa de Teatro. See artists up close and buy their designs.  Some very unique items that make great gifts. Location - Plazoleta Fray Bartolome (map #60) de las Casas on streets Padre Billini on the corner Arzobispo Meriño, Colonial Zone. time - 9 to ?

 
 
 



Holidays 2014
Holidays - The Minister of Work announced the calendar for the celebration of the holidays for the year 2014 according to the law 139-97 / Días Festivos - El Ministerio de Trabajo anuncia el calendario para la celebración de los días feriados para el año 2014, establecidos en la Ley 139-97.

January/ Enero
1 - Wednesday - New Year's Day
6 - Monday - Día de los Santo Reyes Magos - Epifania / Three Kings Day - Epiphany  (what is 3 Kings Day?)
12 - Día de la Resistencia Heroica/ Day of Heroic Resistance (this is the first year for this day to honor the men and women who fought for a fairer society)
15 - to End of March - Whale Watching (the best place to observe is the Samana Bay)
21 - Tuesday - Our Lady of Altagracia Day.  (more information on Altagracia and a photo slide show of the Basilica de Higuey)
26 - Sunday - Duarte Day (more information on Duarte).
31 - Friday - Chinese New Year (celebrations for the year of the dragon in China Town)

February/ Febrero
1 thru 29 Las Fiestas de Carnaval Dominicano / Dominican Carnival Parties Carnival Dominicano/ Dominican Carnival celebrations happen all month. The weekends are when different communities hold their parades and celebrations. Usually the ultimate parade on the Malecon in Santo Domingo with the best of the best is held the first Sunday in March.
27 - Thursday - Día de la Independencia / Independence Day - Día de la Bandera / Flag Day. Dominicans celebrate February 27, 1844 as their Independence Day This the day the country declared its independence again and retook the name República Dominicana (Dominican Republic). A constitution modeled on that of the United States was put forth in November 1844.

March/ Marzo
2 Sunday/ Domingo  The big Carnival Parade on the Malecon in Santo Domingo.
5 - Miércoles de Ceniza / Ash Wednesday

April/ Abril
18 -Viernes Santo / Good Friday (long weekend from Thursday the 17th to Sunday the 20th - one of the biggest vacation times here) How do Dominicans celebrate Easter/ Semana Santa? Read all about it.
20 - Sunday - Semana Santa / Easter
26 - Secretaries Day

May/ Mayo.
5 - Monday - Día del Trabajo / Labor Day (official day May 1st) (long weekend from Friday the 2nd to Monday the 5th)
25 - Sunday - Mother's Day. (Always falls on the last Sunday in May)

June/ Junio
19 - Thursday - Corpus Christi Day

July/ Julio
29 - Sunday - Father's Day (Always falls on the last Sunday in July)

August/ Agusto
16 - Saturday - Restoration Day/ Día de Restauración  (more information on Restoration Day)

September/ Septiembre
24 - Wednesday - Día de las Mercedes / Our Lady of Mercedes Day.(more information on Las Mercedes)

November/ Noviembre
10 - Monday - Día de la Constitución / Constitution Day (official day is Thursday the 6th) (to make for a long weekend from Friday the 7th to Monday the 10th Constitution Day)

December/ Decembre
25 - Thursday - Día de Navidad / Christmas Day (How Dominicans celebrate Christmas)
31 - Wednesday - New Years Eve (New Year traditions)

Be aware that on the long weekends the cities usually empty out as most people head to the beaches or the country. Hotels are usually booked to capacity with Dominicans enjoying the long weekends. The highways in and out of the city  can be very congested with people coming and going.

The dates of all the Patronales/ Patron Saints celebrations are on the Patron Saint Celebrations Page
 
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Holidays 2015
Holidays - The Minister of Work announced the calendar for the celebration of the holidays for the year 2015 according to the law 139-97 / Días Festivos - El Ministerio de Trabajo anuncia el calendario para la celebración de los días feriados para el año 2015, establecidos en la Ley 139-97.

January/ Enero
1 - Friday - New Year's Day
5 - Monday celebrating (The 6th is the OFFICIAL date) Día de los Santo Reyes Magos - Epifania / Three Kings Day - Epiphany  (what is 3 Kings Day?)
12 - Día de la Resistencia Heroica/ Day of Heroic Resistance (this is the first year for this day to honor the men and women who fought for a fairer society)
15 - to End of March - Whale Watching (the best place to observe is the Samana Bay)
21 - Wednesday - Our Lady of Altagracia Day.  (more information on Altagracia and a photo slide show of the Basilica de Higuey)
26 - Monday - Duarte Day (more information on Duarte).

February/ Febrero
1 thru 29 Las Fiestas de Carnaval Dominicano / Dominican Carnival Parties Carnival Dominicano/ Dominican Carnival celebrations happen all month. The weekends are when different communities hold their parades and celebrations. Usually the ultimate parade on the Malecon in Santo Domingo with the best of the best is held the first Sunday in March.
19 - Thursday - Chinese New Year (celebrations for the Year of the Goat in China Town)
18 - Miércoles de Ceniza / Ash Wednesday
27 - Friday - Día de la Independencia / Independence Day - Día de la Bandera / Flag Day. Dominicans celebrate February 27, 1844 as their Independence Day This the day the country declared its independence again and retook the name República Dominicana (Dominican Republic). A constitution modeled on that of the United States was put forth in November 1844.

March/ Marzo
1 Sunday/ Domingo  The big Carnival Parade on the Malecon in Santo Domingo.

April/ Abril
3 -Viernes Santo / Good Friday (long weekend from Thursday the 17th to Sunday the 20th - one of the biggest vacation times here) How do Dominicans celebrate Easter/ Semana Santa? Read all about it.
5 - Sunday - Semana Santa / Easter
? - Secretaries Day

May/ Mayo.
4 - Monday - Día del Trabajo / Labor Day (official day May 1st) (long weekend from Friday the 1st to Monday the 4th)
31 - Sunday - Mother's Day. (Always falls on the last Sunday in May)

Find the dates of all the Patronales/ Patron Saints celebrations in Dominican Republic

June/ Junio
4 - Thursday - Corpus Christi Day

July/ Julio
26 - Sunday - Father's Day (Always falls on the last Sunday in July)

August/ Agusto
16 - Sunday - Restoration Day/ Día de Restauración  (more information on Restoration Day)

September/ Septiembre
24 - Thursday - Día de las Mercedes / Our Lady of Mercedes Day.(more information on Las Mercedes)

November/ Noviembre
9 - Monday - Día de la Constitución / Constitution Day (official day is Friday the 6th) (to make for a long weekend from Friday the 6th to Monday the 9th Constitution Day will be celebrated on the 6th)

December/ Decembre
25 - Friday - Día de Navidad / Christmas Day (How Dominicans celebrate Christmas)
31 - Thursday - New Years Eve (New Year traditions)

Be aware that on the long weekends the cities usually empty out as most people head to the beaches or the country. Hotels are usually booked to capacity with Dominicans enjoying the long weekends. The highways in and out of the city  can be very congested with people coming and going.

The dates of all the Patronales/ Patron Saints celebrations are on the Patron Saint Celebrations Page
Events that happen monthly or weekly in the Ciudad Colonial. For other activities and events please visit the Colonial Zone News Blog for up to the date information on happenings, events, and news about the Colonial Zone and the entire Dominican Republic. You can find the locations by checking the Colonial Zone Map with the number locations listed.

Please if you have anything to add to the events list send me an email with all the information and I will publish it.
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*Grupo Bonje at the Ruinas - Every Sunday Bonje and friends play son music and more at the Ruinas de San Francisco (map #17) in Colonial Zone. Sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism. Starts at 5pm and the concert is always free. This is a weekly local tradition.( Info, video and pictures of Bonyé at the News Blog)

*Free Folklore Events - Every Friday and Saturday in Plaza España (map #35), Colonial Zone there are free Folklore Festival concerts and events. Take a walk there in the evening to see what is going on. Sponsored by The Ministry of Tourism
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