Dominican Republic Holidays Only The Most Festive

Among the best ways to enjoy the Caribbean is to visit the Dominican Republic during one of its most . Although celebrations, and performances are held year round, there are particular that people enjoy the most. Among them are following:

The
On top of the serene beaches and the beautiful Dominican people, the most popular images of the Republic are composed mainly of the Mardi Gras-like festival called the Carnival.

The is a month-long celebration that falls in February. It culminates on the last week of the month, usually on the 26th or 27th and is participated by over a people, local and tourists alike, in many towns nationwide. It is one of those holidays that are waited with so much anticipation as it offers not only the typical of the Dominicans, but also a wide array of experiences that are meant to electrify the participants.

The has a long history of celebration. The first took place in 1520 in where the most spirited celebrations are held today. Other provinces, on the other hand, hold their own versions of the . Santiago, for example, celebrates it twice in a year one in February, another in August. In Puerto Plata, the celebrations showcase the culmination of the all the cultures found in the Dominican Republic from African influences to European elements.

What is without the traditional characters? s are known for producing that are mostly medieval in features. owns the most in the entire nation the ‘Diablo Cojuelo’ or the Limping Dragon.

The Festival del de
With a tradition that began with the offering of a bull to the for rainfall in 1604, the Festival del de has come a long way in the Dominican Republic’s culture. In the years following the first bull offering, miracles have pened that have been closely connected with the festival. Among them is the apparition of Jesus Christ to a young girl. This was said to have caused the girl’s mother’s vision to return.

Nowadays, although the festival remains pagan in features, it is mostly dedicated for the Catholic Church. The proceeds of the festivals are usually used in Church programs in the province.

The Festival del de is a mixture of solemn celebrations and the Dominicans’ unique way of honoring . Prayers and hymns go alongside dancing, singing, and of course, feasting.

Merengue Festival
The Dominicans take pride in their traditional musical instruments. This is why every year, from the third week of July into the first of August, they celebrate a musical festival known as the Meringue Festival

Meringue acts, musicians and performers all over the world gather in the province of Santo Domingo to showcase the true Dominican music every year.

If you are looking to truly enjoy the Dominican Republic holidays, visit the country on the days when its are at their peak.


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