Dominican Republic Independence Day 2019 – ¡Feliz Día de la Independencia, República Dominicana!
Today marks the 175th anniversary of the Dominican Republic’s declaration of Independence at Puerta del Conde in Santo Domingo.
February tends to be a festive time of year throughout the Caribbean, with Carnival taking place on many islands during the weeks before the beginning of Lent. The celebration of national pride gives the Dominican Republic another reason to rejoice. The oldest carnival in the Caribbean, Carnaval Dominicano, happens every Sunday in February building to a crescendo on February 27 when the streets of all of the nation’s 31 provinces—especially cities like Santo Domingo, La Vega, Santiago, Montecristi, and Cabral—are filled with masked revelers in colorful garb amidst the sound of bells, whistles, and vejigazos.
The Dominican Republic’s tricolor flag waves proudly above the merriment. There’s even a traditional dish called La Bandera Dominicana (“the Dominican flag”), which consists of a hearty platter of white rice, red beans, and stewed meat fueling locals for the celebration.
You can find more about Dominican Republic Independence Day 2019 on the official Google Doodle Page