Dominican Republic honors Duarte, holiday Monday, Jan 30th
Dominicans honor Juan Pablo Duarte, founding father of the Dominican Republic today. Duarte is regarded as the father of Dominican independence and was the leader of the independence movement to end the Haitian domination of the western side of the island of Hispaniola that had been under Spanish rule until a first independence was declared on 1821. Haitian rule would dominate the country from 1822 to 1844, when Duarte orchestrated the independence movement known as La Trinitaria.
The Instituto Duartiano invites all to visit its museum located at Calle Isabel la Católica in the Colonial City.
Duarte was born 26 January 1813 and died in 1876 in Caracas, Venezuela where he was in exile.
The Ministry of Labor ordered that Monday, 30 January 2017 be a holiday, commemorating Duarte’s birthday that falls midweek.
Jan 27, 2017
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