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Carnaval Celebrations in the Dominican Republic

Carnaval Celebrations in the Dominican Republic

Unfortunately, the Cabarete 2024 Carnaval has been canceled. Due to a tragic incident that took place during a Carnaval parade in the town of Salcedo, in solidarity with the affected community and as a mark of respect for the lives lost, the artisan community expresses its condolences and honors their memory.

Carnaval is traditionally 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. These traditional cultural events offer an experience to remember.

A time for joyous celebration and spectacle, the Dominican Republic is famous for world-renowned Carnaval festivities. Parades are typically held in cities such as Puerto Plata, Santo Domingo, Monti Cristi, and the famous La Vega celebration, which is among the island’s oldest and longest-running parades.

The history of Carnaval dates back to the 1500s, 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.

Carnaval Celebrations in the Dominican Republic

The Carnaval celebrations closest to Sea Horse Ranch are celebrated in Puerto Plata and Cabarete. The parades in Puerto Plata take place along the Malecon (boardwalk by the Atlantic Ocean) on February 4, 11, and 25, with the grand finale on March 9, 2024. The parade on March 9 starts at 2 pm, with a concert at 8 pm at the amphitheater at La Puntilla in front of the Atlantic Ocean.

The Carnaval in Cabarete was founded by local artisans, creating a new local tradition to embrace. The parade begins in the village of Callejon de la Loma and proceeds down the main street in the town center of Cabarete, and finishes on the beach in front of the restaurants that line Cabarete Bay.

Cabarete will bring culture and art to the area and take on a big wave of tradition in future editions of “Cabarete Carnaval”.

The Cabarete Carnaval is the only carnaval in the Dominican Republic that takes place on the beach, which gives an exquisite touch to this great tradition. This fun event attracts tourists from all over the world as well as visitors from different parts of the country.

Join the party from coast to coast, you won’t want to miss Dominican Carnaval. For the most up-to-date information on festivities across the island, please check the official calendar of events at GoDominicanRepublic.

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