Tag: Carnival

PHOTOS: 2017 Carnaval Infantil or National Children’s Carnival Parade in Santo Domingo

From around 3pm until well after 6pm, the Colonial City was vibrant on a Saturday afternoon in early March–its streets shining with color, musical beats echoing along its ancient buildings, and filled with children… tons of children in their colorful costumes for the Carnaval Infantil or the national children’s carnival parade. This year, […]

PHOTOS: 2017 Desfile Nacional de Carnaval or National Carnival Parade in Santo Domingo

The 2017 final, national carnival parade–el Desfile Nacional de Carnaval–came and went with a bang last Sunday on Santo Domingo’s waterfront boulevard. The best comparsas from the Dominican Republic’s 31 provinces, plus the Distrito Nacional (Santo Domingo), paraded down the Malecon. This year’s costumes were even more impressive and colorful than the […]