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
Rio Carnival, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is the world's biggest Carnival. It is a bucket list experience of rehearsals, balls, parades and street parties. Carnival is a cultural expression of belonging to a group and one's individuality within that group. It is so important in Brazil that very little business gets done between the Christmas holidays and the end of Carnival. … [Read more...] about Rio De Janeiro Carnival 2023 is Back in Full Bloom
El Carnaval de Ponce or Carnaval Ponceño (Ponce Carnival) is Puerto Rico's big traditional carnival. Ponce is Puerto Rico's big southern city, so it is less Americanized than the capital San Juan. Vejigante is Puerto Rico's most beloved carnival character. There are two kinds of Vejigante mask. The papier-mâché style is from Ponce. Ponce Carnival 2023 Ojalá … [Read more...] about Ponce Carnival 2023 is Puerto Rico’s Carnival
Barranquilla Carnival is a Colombian expression of Caribbean Carnival traditions. It is the world's second biggest Carnival celebration after Rio Carnival with over five hundred folk groups and more than a million and a half celebrants. It is also Colombia's biggest festival. In 2003, Barranquilla Carnival was proclaimed by UNESCO to be one of the Masterpieces of the Oral … [Read more...] about Barranquilla Carnival 2023 is One of the World’s Great Carnivals
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!
Trinidad Carnival, the Mother of Caribbean Carnival, grew out of masquerade ball traditions on French plantations in Spanish Trinidad. Trinidad Carnival is celebrated on the Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, but preparations begin six months ahead. Production and mas practicing starts right after Christmas. Things get intense the week before and build to a climax on … [Read more...] about Trinidad Carnival 2023 is the Mother of Caribbean Carnival
Grenada Independence Day, on February 7, celebrates independence from the United Kingdom in 1974. Freedom is a wonderful thing. The next Grenada independence day is Tuesday, February 7, 2023. Grenada Independence Day The day is celebrated with ceremonies, cultural performances, parades and fireworks of course. There is usually an independence day celebration at the … [Read more...] about Celebrate Grenada Independence Day
Our Lady of Lourdes represents the healing power of faith. The Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes celebrates the Marian apparition who first appeared to Bernadette Soubirous, a peasant girl, in Lourdes, France on February 11, 1858. Our Lady of Lourdes The 14-year old reported that a lady spoke to her from a cave while she was gathering firewood. After several meetings, the … [Read more...] about Celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, Patron Saint of Healing!