Explore the enthusiasm, vibrant colors, warm hospitality and festive ambience of Santo Domingo. Escape from the winter to a paradisiac, folkloric destination.
Santo Domingo Carnival
Celebrated every year on every Sunday during the month of February and March across the entire Dominican Republic, Dominican Carnival is quite an event and definitely one of the biggest celebrations in the country, a mixture of rituals, cultures and traditions inherited from the ancestors of the Dominican people; the Taínos, Africans and Europeans Carnival was brought to the country by Christopher Columbus, with evidence that this annual tradition started at some point in the 1500’s.
Other reasons to explore Santo Domingo
February 8 – 12: National Craft Fair: Local artists sell at the Fortaleza Ozama in the Colonial City of Santo Domingo a varied selection of Dominican handmade crafts.
February 2018: Jazz Nights: Every Thursday night, enjoy African and Caribbean Rhythms such as plena, rumba, son, pambiche, mozambique, merengue, samba and more, all integrated with jazz. It takes place at the Escalinatas de El Conde in the Santo Domingo Colonial City at 8 p.m.
February 2018: Barceló Desalia Festival: Every year Ron Barceló Desalia gathers more than 5,000 visitors in a majestic event with a musical line-up formed by the best of the international electronic music scene, in the best beaches of the Caribbean.
February 27: Dominican Independence Day of 1844 Parade: The parade begins at 4 p.m. along the Avenue of the Malecón resting alongside the Caribbean Sea in the capital city, Santo Domingo.
March: The magnificent museums of Santo Domingo, including the Colonial City, and other regions of the Dominican Republic remain open until midnight for free for visitors.
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