Home   Calendar   Holidays   Dominica   Carnival Tuesday
Flag for Dominica

Carnival Tuesday in Dominica

Shrove Tuesday is the last day before the long fast for the Lent period in many Christian churches. The day is the day before Ash Wednesday and usually falls between February 3 and March 9. It has many names, including Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras, the Tuesday of Carnival, and Pancake Day.

Is Carnival Tuesday a Public Holiday?

Carnival Tuesday is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

Colorful masks, elaborate costumes, parades and large crowds are all part of the Carnival festivities, also known as Mardi Gras, on Shrove Tuesday.

©iStockphoto.com/Michael Funk

About Carnival Tuesday

Read more about Carnival Tuesday.

Carnival Tuesday Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015TueFeb 17Carnival TuesdayPublic Holiday
2016TueFeb 9Carnival TuesdayPublic Holiday
2017TueFeb 28Carnival TuesdayPublic Holiday
2018TueFeb 13Carnival TuesdayPublic Holiday
2019TueMar 5Carnival TuesdayPublic Holiday
2020TueFeb 25Carnival TuesdayPublic Holiday
2021TueFeb 16Carnival TuesdayPublic Holiday
2022TueMar 1Carnival TuesdayPublic Holiday
2023TueFeb 21Carnival TuesdayPublic Holiday
2024TueFeb 13Carnival TuesdayPublic Holiday
2025TueMar 4Carnival TuesdayPublic Holiday

We diligently research and continuously update our holiday dates and information. If you find a mistake, please let us know.

You might also like

Commuters and tourists in Canary Wharf, London, United Kingdom.

Daylight Saving Time (DST)

Daylight Saving Time (DST) is the practice of setting the clocks forward one hour from standard time during the summer months, and back again in the fall, in order to make better use of natural daylight. more

Calendar with 12 months

12 Months of the Year

The 12 months of the year are linked to the Moon's orbit around Earth. Why are there 12 months? What do the month names mean? more

UTC – Coordinated Universal Time

Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) is the basis for civil time today. This 24-hour time standard is kept using highly precise atomic clocks combined with the Earth's rotation. more