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New Year's Day
Dominica

New Year’s Day 2021, 2022 and 2023 in Dominica

New Year is observed in Dominica with a public holiday every 1 January. This holiday gives everyone an opportunity to rest after the major festivities of New Year’s Eve the previous day, 31 December.

YearDateDayHoliday
20211 JanFriNew Year's Day
20221 JanSatNew Year's Day
20231 JanSunNew Year's Day
2 JanMonNew Year Holiday
20241 JanMonNew Year's Day
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

For some people in Dominica, celebrations begin on New Year’s Eve with attendance at a special church service.

At these services, the minister will often emphasise the importance of thankfulness for the past year’s blessings and of dedicating oneself to displaying Christian character in the year ahead.

At service’s end, everyone head out to celebrate. The most conspicuous feature of the celebrations is an abundance of dancing. Loud, boisterous music is also a key part of the celebration, and of course, there are fireworks, firecrackers, and family New Year’s bashes all over the place.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
20201 JanWedNew Year's Day
20191 JanTueNew Year's Day
20181 JanMonNew Year's Day
20171 JanSunNew Year's Day
2 JanMonNew Year Holiday