Dominican Republic Holidays – The Cocolo Festival
As the entire Dominican Republic celebrate the opening of the New Year on January 1st, some Dominicans hold events that give importance to one of the dying yet very prominent traditions in the land in a feast called the Cocolo Festival.
Dominican Republic Holidays – The Christmas Day
Being predominantly Catholic, Christmas day takes a very special place in the Dominican Republic's holidays. Sure, there are no white Christmases or Christmas balls, but Dominicans have their special way of celebrating the centerpiece of all Christian holidays in the Caribbean.
The Carnaval And Dominican Republic's Regional Carnaval Traditions
Long before all other Dominican Republic holidays were celebrated, the Dominicans have already developed a special type of celebration called the Carnaval. Its history stretches as far back as 1500s with a cocktail of tradition that comes from the early Christians who have settled in Hispaniola with substantial contributions from the natives of the land as well as from early African settlers.