The Dominican Republic Calendar
The Dominican Republic is a still beyond the radar of mainstream tourists. It is a great place to visit when you are looking for something out of ordinary and it is a place where the mystery and the exoticism is at its best. The Dominican Republic is found in South America and filled with history and great architecture. If you want to get in touch with the traditions be sure to check the Dominican Republic calendar 2013.
New Year – DR, as it is known among tourists, follows the Gregorian calendar, and celebrates the first day of the year with joyous anticipation and loads of pomp.
Tuesday, 1 January 2013
Epiphany – This is the day in the Dominican Republic calendar 2013 when the three wise men visited the infant Savior. This is also the day that celebrates the baptism of Jesus Christ made by Saint John the Baptist. This is actually a holiday which is celebrated throughout the world by Christians.
Sunday, 6 January 2013
Dia de la Altagracia
Our Lady of Altagracia Day – This is a day that commemorates the patron saint of the Dominican Republic. The Lady of Altagracia is actually a portrait of Virgin Mary which was painted in the 16th century.
Monday, 21 January 2013
Dia de Sr. Duarte
Duarte Day – This is a day that commemorates one of the founding fathers of the Dominican Republic. He is actually seen as the Dominican Republic’s architect. He wanted to establish a liberal and democratic country. He took part in the independence war between the Dominican Republic and Haiti.
Saturday, 26 January 2013
Dia de la Independencia
Independence Day – This day in the Dominican Republic calendar 2013 memorializes the independence of the country from Haiti.
Wednesday, 27 February 2013
Good Friday – Dominican Catholics commemorate this day as the death of their Savior on the cross.
Friday, 29 April 2013
Domingo de Pascua
Easter – Christians in DR rejoice as their Savior is risen on the third day after his crucifixion.
Sunday, 31 April 2013
Primero de Mayo
Labor Day – As much of DR is agricultural, the laborers’ contribution to the economic welfare of the country is recognized on this day.
Monday, 1 May 2013
Corpus Christi – This is the day when people celebrate the body and blood of Jesus Christ and the belief in Eucharist. It is a day when people eat bread and drink wine, which are believed to be the body and the blood of Jesus Christ.
Thursday, 30 May 2013
Dia de la Restauracion
Restoration Day – This is the day when the Dominican Republic celebrates the fact that it had won the guerilla war between it and Spain. It is the day when the Spanish withdrew from the Dominican Republic.
Friday, 16 August 2013
Nuestra Sr. de las Mercedes
Our Lady of Las Mercedes – This is a holiday celebrating the patron saint of the country. There are several masses held during this day and they are followed by some kind of a procession which is held in the Colonial Zone.
Tuesday, 24 September 2013
Christmas Day – DR joins the rest of the Christendom in the celebration of the birth of their savior.
Wednesday, 25 December 2013
Have a Happy Dominican Republic Holidays in 2013. .!!