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Holiday Calendar for Dominica

Holiday Calendar for Dominica for 2019-2020 year
The national motto - Dios, Patria, Libertad (God, Fatherland, Liberty). Capital: Roseau. Palmchat, or "Cigua Palmera" as it is known in the Dominican Republic, is the national bird of the country.

National traditions, public holidays and notable observances for 2019-2020 year

December 2019

Thursday 26 December - Boxing Day (Belgium, Fiji, The Bahamas, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Samoa...)

January 2020

Monday 13 January - Eugenio María de Hostos Day in Puerto Rico (celebrated on the second Monday of January)

February 2020

Monday 24 February - Carnival in Dominica (Carnival takes place on the Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday which marks the beginning of Lent. It is a day off for the general population. In the months leading up to Carnival, there are Calypso shows, village feasts and pageants. Traditionally Monday and Tuesday are the two final days of celebration before the quiet and reflective Lenten period)
Thursday 27 February - El Carnaval de la Vega in Dominica (Every Sunday in February (and especially the 27th of the month, National Day). Festival masks at once the most monstrous and the most beautiful, explosion of the most raw colors, the most expressive)

April 2020

Sunday 12 April - Easter in Western Christianity (Første påskedag in Norway); Easter
Monday 13 April - Easter Monday (Påskedag in Norway)

May 2020

Monday 4 May - Labour Day in Dominica (is observed on the first Monday of May)
Sunday 10 May - Mother’s Day (Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bonaire, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Dem. Rep., Congo, Rep., Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Curaçao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Finland, Germany, Gabon, Gambia, Greenland, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guyana, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Latvia, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Macau, Malaysia, Malta, Myanmar, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Singapore, Sint Maarten, Slovakia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United States, Uruguay, Vietnam, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe)

June 2020

Monday 1 June - Whit Monday (celebrated on the day after Pentecost)

July 2020

Sunday 26 July - Father's Day in the Dominican Republic (celebrated on last Sunday in July)

August 2020

Monday 3 August - Emancipation Day in Anguilla, the Bahamas, British Virgin Islands (celebrated on the first Monday of August. Celebration of the Slavery Abolition Act 1833 which ended the slavery in the British Empire, generally celebrated as a part of Carnival, as the Caribbean Carnival takes place at this time)

September 2020

October 2020

Saturday 31 October - Reformation Day (Slovenia, parts of Germany, Chile, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, various Protestant churches with a particular emphasis in Lutheran and Reformed ones)

November 2020

Tuesday 3 November - Dominica Independence Day (celebrates the independence of Dominica from the United Kingdom in 1978)

December 2020

About some dominican traditions

In Dominican society, appearance is very important as it is used to indicate social standing and the degree of a person’s success.

Kissing hands: The term “kissing hands” actually refers to asking for a blessing. This tradition involves young people “kissing” the hands of their elder family members such as their mom, dad, uncle and grandad.

Dominican cuisine is a combination of Spanish, African and Taino culture. Here is the Capital of the Gastronomic Culture of the Caribbean.

The Morn-Trois-Python National Park attracts tourists due to the Boiling Lake shrouded in steam, the water of which is heated by volcanic gases, sulfur springs, Trafalgar Falls, overlooking from a height of 65 meters, and the narrow Tito Gorge. The capital of Dominica Roseau, located in the west of the country, is famous for its colorful wooden houses and botanical gardens.

The capital of Dominica, a small compact urban settlement - Roseau. Surrounded by the Caribbean Sea. The Roseau River flows here. The area is covered by forest and Mount Bruce Morne. The settlement was built on the site of the ancient Indian settlement of Sairi, the oldest and most significant urban settlement on the island.
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