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Carnival Celebrations in the Dominican Republic

February 7, 2020

Carnival Parades in Dominican Republic

Carnival is celebrated in the Dominican Republic during the entire month of February and part of March, with parades held every Sunday in different cities throughout the country.

A time for joyous celebration and spectacle, the Dominican Republic is famous for world-renowned Carnival festivities. Parades are held in Puerto Plata, Santo Domingo, Monti Cristi (see schedule below)  and the famous La Vega celebrations, which are the islands oldest and longest-running parades.

The history of Carnival dates back to the 1500’s, with eclectic influences from Spanish culture as well as other European and African countries. The lively parades have incredible dancing, art, and music and are not to be missed.

The Carnival celebration closest to Sea Horse Ranch is in Puerto Plata, which takes place along the Malecon (boardwalk by the Atlantic Ocean).

Join the party from coast-to-coast, you won’t want to miss Dominican Carnival.

2020 Confirmed Carnival Dates:
La Vega: Feb 2, 9, 23, 27 and Mar 1
Santiago: Feb 2, 9, 23, 27 and Mar 1
Puerto Plata: Feb 2, 9, 23 and Mar 7
Punta Cana: Feb 7 & 8
Samaná: Feb 27
San Pedro de Macoris: Feb 27
Montecristi: Feb 27
National Parade in Santo Domingo: March 8
Cabral-Barahona: April 11 – 13

Please check the official calendar of events at GoDominicanRepublic.

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