Tag: Parades

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, […]

DR Independence Day 2017

The Dominican Republic celebrated its 173rd year of independence this past Monday, February 27, 2017.  The official celebrations were similar to last year’s, but the parade started very late on a cloudy afternoon–launching at 4:15pm instead of the usual 2pm. I’m not sure what happened, but once it got underway the Malecon […]