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Dominican Republic Holidays And Festivals

The holidays and festivals in the Dominican Republic are some of the most prestigious and festive celebrations in the whole world. The pageantry, lively music, garish costumes, and the happy disposition of its locals all contribute to the ebullience of the festivities. Tourists around the world come...

Holidays In The Dominican Republic In Reverence To The Lady Of Altagracia

The people of the Dominican Republic are known to be devout Catholics, with almost 89% of its population submitting to Roman Catholicism. They honor several patron saints, and one of them is the Our Lady of Altagracia. In fact, most Dominican Republic holidays are in respect to religion. Dia de la...

Dominican Republic Holidays – The Cocolo Festival

As the entire Dominican Republic celebrate the opening of the New Year on January 1st, some Dominicans hold events that give importance to one of the dying yet very prominent traditions in the land in a feast called the Cocolo Festival. When the wave of African immigrants moved into Hispaniola during and...

Dominican Republic Holidays – The Christmas Day

Being predominantly Catholic, Christmas day takes a very special place in the Dominican Republic’s holidays. Sure, there are no white Christmases or Christmas balls, but Dominicans have their special way of celebrating the centerpiece of all Christian holidays in the Caribbean. First off, Dominicans...

Dominican Republic Holiday – Festival del Santo Cristo de Bayaguana

While the whole Dominican Republic is celebrating the Christmas holidays, another festival is being celebrated known simply as the Festival of the Bulls in San Juan Bautista de Bayaguana. This traditional cattle festival starts from December 28 and ends on January 1 with the offering of the Bulls. The...

Dominican Republic Holidays – The Fiestas Patronales

Largely influenced by Spanish culture, the Dominican Republic is a country known for its string of Fiestas Patronales. Fiestas Patronales or patronage festivals are celebrations held in honor of various saints that have been adopted by towns or municipalities. In the Dominican Republic, there are hundreds...

Dominican Republic Holidays – Semana Santa

Any visitor new to the Dominican Republic will find a bewildering array of celebrations, festivities, holidays, and everything else in between. In fact, in the Dominican Republic, something fun is always happening somewhere every day of the year. In most of the Catholic world, ‘Semana Santa’ or...

The Carnaval And Dominican Republic’s Regional Carnaval Traditions

Long before all other Dominican Republic holidays were celebrated, the Dominicans have already developed a special type of celebration called the Carnaval. Its history stretches as far back as 1500s with a cocktail of tradition that comes from the early Christians who have settled in Hispaniola with...

Celebrating The Christmas Holidays In The Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic has one of the most festive Christmas holidays in the world, and perhaps the longest. In a way, the locals start to celebrate Christmas as early as October. It is a season of dancing, fireworks, carols, family time, and excellent food! Dominican Republic citizens are very...

Things To Do and Places To Visit On Your Dominican Republic Holiday

Dominican Republic does not only pride itself with its wonderful beaches. They also have great mountain ranges and national parks for those who want to experience an eco-adventure. Here are is a list of good places to visits and fun things to do on your Dominican Republic holiday escapade. Take a Tour to...

Dominican Republic Holidays – La Quinceanera

To the outside world, La Quinceanera may not be as big a celebration as other Dominican Republic holidays and they are right. This does not mean though that this is less celebratory. What makes La Quinceanera a special event is that it happens all year round, more private maybe, but just as important. Here...

The Various Dominican Republic Holidays From July To December

All year round, the Dominicans, known as lovers of festivities, music and celebrations, have holidays that cater to culture, religion, music and everything else in between. Below are the Dominican Republic holidays that are celebrated in the country throughout the second half of the year. July A two-week...

Holidays In The Dominican Republic – From January To June

Holidays in the Dominican Republic are as varied and as colorful as the country’s history. Most revolve around religion and are celebrated with live music, festivities, and joyous parades. January The Dominicans kick off their year on the first day of January, like most countries around the world....

How to Plan a Dominican Republic Holiday Adventure

A good vacation needs good planning. To get the most out of your Dominican Republic Holiday trip and avoid problems, make sure that you have prepared for the trip at least a month before your scheduled vacation. Planning includes getting a visa or tourist card, lodging, your trip’s itinerary, buying...

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 festive holidays. Although celebrations, street parties and performances are held year round, there are particular festivities that people enjoy the most. Among them are following: The Carnaval On top of the...
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