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 […]
Carnival kicks off today all over the DR – in Santo Domingo, Santiago, La Vega, Barahona, and many other towns and provinces. Look out for a parade every Sunday of February, usually starting around 2pm. There’s a grand final parade in Santo Domingo the first weekend of March.