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   Sunday, November 17, 2019 

Commonwealth of Dominica Dominica: Events

What is happening in Dominica:

There are a tremendous number of events that can be found and done in Dominica as it is known as "the Nature Island". It has a lush mountainous interior of rainforests, waterfalls, lakes and more than three hundred rivers. It also has a number of other festive events from Carnival and Calypso celebrations.

January

  • New Year's Day - January 1

February

  • Carnival celebrations Mountain Bike Festival

The Dominica's Carnival celebrations are held during the traditional Mardi Gras period, which is held two weeks prior to Lent, which occurs either in February/March. It includes a calypso competition, a Carnival Queen contest, jump-up and costume parades.

March

  • Easter Holiday - Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday
  • Easter Monday - Public Holiday

April

  • Kone Kon-La (Fish Festival)
  • Portsmouth Marine Festival (Water Festival)
  • Fete Marine Grand Anse (Water Festival)
  • Fete Isadore - Grand Bay & San Saveur

May

  • Labour Day - May 1 - National Holiday
  • Whit Monday
  • Art, Craft and Flower Festival
  • Sports Fishing Tournament

July

  • DomFesta (Festival of the creative arts)
  • DiveFest (Diving Festival)

August

  • August Monday - August 2 - Public Holiday
  • Emancipation Celebrations
  • Gospel concert
  • Caribbean Youth Fest

September

  • Carib Week
  • Creole Queen Pageant

October

  • Independence celebrations
  • World Creole Music Day - Public Holiday (Last Friday in October)
  • National Flower Festival
  • National School Sports Festival

Creole Day is a celebration of the island's Creole language and culture. It includes traditional dancing, folklore, food and music.

November

  • Independence Day - November 3 Public Holiday
  • President's Punch Party
  • Prime Minister Creole Banquet

December

  • DBS Christmas Concert
  • Christmas Day - 25th December - National Holiday
  • Boxing Day - National Holiday

The Boxing Day holiday the rich took that from the British in which they boxed the foods after Christmas day, to give the less fortunate. There are dances and horse racing on this day.


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