A point of interest if you are needing to get some things done today. The ministry of Labor has made today a holiday to commemorate the birth of Juan Pablo Duarte. Duarte is considered one of the founding fathers of the Dominican Republic. There is a province named after Duarte as well as at least one street named Duarte in almost every town and city in the Dominican Republic. You can also find a statue of Duarte at the Monument to the Heroes of the Restoration in Santiago.

What this means if you are needing services today is that the majority of the banks as well as many businesses will not be open today including most Lawyers, Notaries, insurance offices and other professional services.

Most small comados as well as the larger store like La Sirena usually stay open for the Holidays.