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DR Independence Day 2017

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 […]

Carnaval (Countrywide)

Carnaval (Countrywide)

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.