La Vega Carnival 2023 (Carnaval Vegano) is the Dominican Republic's oldest, biggest, and most popular carnival. About half a million people watch the celebration every year. February in the Dominican Republic is one long Dominican party. We celebrate carnival every Sunday in February on the way to the climax of Santo Domingo Carnival. Celebrations of patron saint Nuestra … [Read more...] about La Vega Carnival 2023 Carnaval Vegano, is the Big Dominican Republic Carnival
Dominican Independence Day on February 27 celebrates the Dominican Republic's independence from Haiti in 1844. It often happens during Carnival. ¡Dominicanidad! Dominican Independence Day 2023 The next Dominican Independence Day is Monday, February 27, 2023. Independence Day is February 27, but in Dominican style, we celebrate all month long. After all, it took us a … [Read more...] about Celebrate Dominican Independence Day. ¡Quisqueya!
Santo Domingo Carnival 2023 combines the climax of Dominican Carnival with Dominican Independence Day, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Dominican Carnival is celebrated every Sunday in February. The celebrations combine: Santo Domingo Carnival 2023 Santo Domingo Carnival 2023 combines the climax of Dominican Carnival with Dominican Independence Day … [Read more...] about Santo Domingo Carnival 2023
Juan Pablo Duarte (1813-1876) was one of the founding fathers of the Dominican Republic. Born in Santo Domingo on January 26, 1813, Duarte was a criollo (first-generation American). He spent some of his childhood in exile in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico where his family sought refuge from the turmoil of the Haitian Revolution. The Struggle for the Independence of Hispaniola … [Read more...] about Remember Juan Pablo Duarte, Founding Father of the Dominican Republic
The Virgin Mary as Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia (Our Lady of Highest Grace) is the patron saint of the Dominican Republic. She is the icon of the Dominican people. Her feast is celebrated on January 21 with a pilgrimage to the Basílica Catedral Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia where the image is kept in Salvaleón, Higüey, Dominican Republic. Nuestra Señora de la … [Read more...] about Celebrate the Feast of Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia, Patron Saint of the Dominican Republic
Dominican Restoration Day commemorates "El grito de Capotillo" which launched the Dominican War of Restoration on August 16, 1863. The Dominican Republic has had a long struggle to be Free The island of Hispaniola, which is today shared by Haiti and the Dominican Republic, has had a long struggle to be free from foreign domination. Taíno The island was the … [Read more...] about Celebrate Dominican Restoration Day!