Get ready! It’s Carnival time in Santo Domingo!!!

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The Dominican Republic is currently celebrating the Lenten season that leads up to Easter Sunday, 31 March 2024. Aside from the very important religious significance of this time of year, there is also the carnival, a very old tradition with roots very far back in Spanish and African history. Most of the major urban centers, whether of provincial or of national status, celebrate carnival here. The parades are usually on Sundays in February and early March.

Punta Cana this year got an early start, hosting its carnival on Sunday, 3 February 2024. But traditionally, the famous carnival parades are those of La Vega with its devil-like characters; Montecristi with its bullwhip fights; Santiago and its famous characters such as “Roba la Gallina;” and, of course, Santo Domingo, that brings all together in one.

This year the National District carnival parade is taking place on...

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Fulano2

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I remember the carnival in La Vega in the nineties when I
lived there. People looked like to be possessed.
Next morning there were still drunken people lying on the streets
and in Parque Duarte. A big mess.
 

JD Jones

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I remember the carnival in La Vega in the nineties when I
lived there. People looked like to be possessed.
Next morning there were still drunken people lying on the streets
and in Parque Duarte. A big mess.
Same here. Went once and never again.
 
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SKY

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In 2002 I skydived into the baseball stadium for Carnival in La Vega with a flag on my leg. I had never even been in La Vega much less where I landed. Almost hit a light pole going in. Last time for me on that one...............
 
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RDKNIGHT

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In 2002 I skydived into the baseball stadium for Carnival in La Vega with a flag on my leg. I had never even been in La Vega much less where I landed. Almost hit a light pole going in. Last time for me on that one...............
MacGyver and his finest moment
 

MariaRubia

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Absolute madness, the parade was postponed this afternoon, just a few hours before it was due to start. There are literally thousands and thousands of people wandering around the Malecon, wondering what is happening, dressed up in disguises and carnival costumes, and absolutely zilch to see.

Only in DR
 

keepcoming

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Absolute madness, the parade was postponed this afternoon, just a few hours before it was due to start. There are literally thousands and thousands of people wandering around the Malecon, wondering what is happening, dressed up in disguises and carnival costumes, and absolutely zilch to see.

Only in DR
My son, niece, nephew, etc... are there, said they were having a good time, did not mention any issues.