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Dominican Republic - A culturally rich destination!

by Richa G 29. May 2013 07:25

A popular Caribbean country, Dominican Republic is a well known tourism destination. Besides scenic attractions, the destination is also popular for its rich culture and traditions. The culture of the place can be seen in the variety of events held here throughout the year. One of the most popular events celebrated here is Epifania that is also referred as Dia de los Santos Reyes. This is a national event that is celebrated throughout this destination. With this event, the Christmas holidays come to an end. Interested observances are showcased at this event. Processions are taken out through the town. Parents keep gifts at the bedside of their children.

Carnival is also organized at the destination during the month of February. This event falls around the Lent. The entire destination is filled with fun activities and people can be seen in the jubilant mood. During this time spectacular parades, street dancing, street food, stunning floats, rum drinking, colorful costumes, a lot of dance and music can be witnessed. Participants wear masks and enjoy to their heart’s content.

Festival del Merengue is another popular festival where merengue music fills the air and people enjoy a lot of dance and music. Artisan fairs are also a part of this celebration. Thousands of music enthusiasts throng this event to enjoy a pleasurable time. Foreign tourists also make it a point to enjoy this event as it showcases the culture of the destination. Fiests Patria de la Restauracion is another popular event that commemoration of Independence Day regaining by Dominican Republic.

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