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Dominica bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the next 9 months of 2017, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers.

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Dominica Public Holidays in 2017
Jan.    Sun New Year's Day
        Mon New Year's Day (day in lieu)
Feb.    Mon Carnival Monday
        Tue Carnival Tuesday
Apr. 14 Fri Good Friday
     17 Mon Easter Monday
May   1 Mon Labor Day
June  5 Mon Whit Monday
Aug.  7 Mon August Monday (Emancipation Day)
Nov.  3 Fri Independence Day
      4 Sat Community Service Day
Dec.    Mon Christmas Day
        Tue Boxing Day
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Recent News and Updates

19 Nov 2016 Dominica 2017 Public Holidays Announced (The Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica-Office of the Prime Minister) The Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica has released its annual official list of the Dominica bank holidays and non-working public holidays in Dominica, for the upcoming calendar year 2017.  09 Jan 2016 Dominica 2016 Public Holidays Announced (The Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica-Office of the Prime Minister) The Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica has released its annual official list of the Dominica bank holidays and non-working public holidays in Dominica, for the calendar year 2016.  22 Oct 2015 Dominica 2015 Public Holidays Amended (The Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica-Office of the Prime Minister) The Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica has released an amended version of its previously-announced annual official list of 2015 non-working public holidays in Dominica.  30 Dec 2014 Dominica 2015 Public Holidays Amended (The Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica-Office of the Prime Minister) The Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica has released a revised version of its previously-released annual official list of 2015 non-working public holidays in Dominica.  24 Dec 2014 Dominica 2015 Public Holidays Announced (The Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica-Office of the Prime Minister) The Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica has released its annual official list of 2015 non-working public holidays in Dominica.  08 Dec 2014 Dominica December 9 Public Holiday Ruled-Out (GIS Press Release-Roseau) Dominica's freshly re-elected Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, has broken with unofficial tradition and announced that tomorrow, Tuesday, December 9, 2014, would not be a one-off electoral non-working public holiday in Dominica, as "it was time to get back to work".  06 Feb 2014 Dominica 2014 Public Holidays Announced (The Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica-Office of the Prime Minister) The Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica has released its annual official list of 2014 non-working public holidays in Dominica.  15 Feb 2013 Dominica 2013 Public Holidays Announced (The Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica-Office of the Prime Minister) The Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica has released the official list of 2013 non-working public holidays in Dominica.  21 Sep 2012 Dominica Kalinago Public Holiday Update (Dominica News Online-Roseau) The Executive Director of Dominica's Employers Federation (DEF), Achille Chris Joseph, has come out against the declaration of another public holiday for the Kalinagos, Dominica's indigenous people.  21 Aug 2012 Dominica Hurricane Public Holiday August 22 (Dominica News Online-Roseau) Dominica's Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, has announced that tomorrow, Wednesday, August 22, 2012, would be a one-off non-working public holiday in Dominica on account of the approaching tropical storm Isaac.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Dominica public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.


Background Information

Governing Law: The list and dates of official public holidays in Dominica are regulated by the Public Holidays Act 1907 (amended in 1961 and 1990), Shop Hours Act (1937), the Labour Standards Act (1977), and the Labour Contracts Act (1983).  National Repentance and Dedication Day: This holiday, celebrated annually on April 8, was created in 2005, following the consecutive death in office of 2 Prime Ministers. However, this is not a public holiday (despite many online sources claiming so).  Carnival Tuesday: Although Carnival Tuesday is listed in the 1990 revision of the Dominica Public Holidays Act, it seems to be only observed by banks.  Dominica International Codes DM and DMA (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .dm (ICANN national top-level internet domain). Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Dominica information and news: Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (Dominica central bank), UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Dominica maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Dominica), and Wikipedia (includes Dominica commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Religion of Specific Business Contacts : Some of the business contacts that you may be trying to meet in Dominica, may belong to a religious group that is not common in Dominica, and therefore which is not included in the above list of public holidays or bank holidays. To be safe, you should also verify that no major religious holidays coincides with any planned business trip to Dominica.


Disclaimer
In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2017 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Dominica, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of Dominica, before planning any trip to Dominica. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.



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