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    Hi everyone,,,,
    Just wondering about Easter in the DR ,,how is it traditionally celebrated????

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    Holy week is a very special religious holiday in the DR. No drinking, no partying, no water sports and no sex but a lot of praying.







    Well at least the part about the motorized water sports is true

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    eh, to think of miesposo's family faces when i mentioned painting eggs... Polish pisanka - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    no traditions that i have seen except massive exodus to the seaside and lots of presidente.
    sorry, forgot to add: traditionally it rains in semana santa... :-)

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    You forgot the habichuelas con dulce! Yuk!!

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    I love habichuelas con dulce. Especially with those little buttermilk round crackers.
    My gf was telling me about how at 5am a group of people will walk to Janico for some special prayer. Part of Semana Santa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matilda View Post
    You forgot the habichuelas con dulce! Yuk!!
    god never meant beans and sugar to be put together. the only explanation is that those who eat habichuelas con dulce repent during semana santa. in a church. 5am. serves them right, i tell ya!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dv8 View Post
    god never meant beans and sugar to be put together. the only explanation is that those who eat habichuelas con dulce repent during semana santa. in a church. 5am. serves them right, i tell ya!
    Wow, that gave me a good laugh.
    I usually enjoy the spicy tea they give out during those morning runs to the church.

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    Celebrate by looking for a parking space in Cabarete Sunday at 1 a.m. in the morning (with your radio at full volume, of course)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lldfs09Da7A

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    Easter here is crazy. It is the biggest holiday of the year. Semana Santa.
    I celebrated yesterday with a Dominican family for about two hours up in the campo. Drank this "different" tasting concoction called "habichuela con dulce" (sp?). It was made with coconut milk, raisins or cherries, cinnimon and pureed beans. Not bad, but happy to say Easter only comes once a year.

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