I have noticed a few locals living in my street dressed totally in black for the last couple of days. Is there a cultural tradition that requires this attire?
maybe. personally i have never seen it.
My friend's Dominican wife bought a whole new wardrobe of grey and black after her Mom died.
Need to add this though. Her Dad found a new women after 8 months and the daughters no longer talk to him. Supposed to wait at least 3 years.
Don't worry, when he dies they will line up to forgive him, with their hands out!!!!
Some dominicanos who are "De Luta",..."In Morning", wear all black, some just pin a black ribbon to their sleeve.
I usually am the only person who wears black to funerals here, never heard of them wearing black for this or after the funeral but it's not like I am some DR funeral expert!
People make fun of me here bc I have so many black clothes.