Dominican Republic Independence

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2020 DateFebruary 27, 2020
2021 DateFebruary 27, 2021
Dominican Republic Independence

Dominican Republic Independence History

Dominican Republic Independence Day commemorates its Independence from Haiti on February 27, 1844. All cultural identity is on vanity all entire month. On this day, Dominica's obtained Independence and became the Dominican Republic.

Dominican Republic Independence Facts & Quotes

  • The first Dominican flag was designed and created by Maria Trinidad Sanchez. The color blue in the flag, symbolizes God’s blessing over their nation, red meaning their liberators’ blood and the white meaning cross symbolizing their Independence.

  • Dominicans celebrate Independence Day with a variety of different traditional dishes including mangu and bacalao.
  • Republic Dominican was the first place in the America to observe the pre-Lenten carnival custom. Carnivals is celebrated in Santo Domingo since the mid 1500’s and before.
  • The word 'Dominican' means 'God’s sons'. This name is given to them after a group of religious educators who arrived on the island of 'La Hispanola' when they were still a Spanish colony.
  • People can say what they want, but historically, feminism in the Dominican Republic has been extremely strong. I guess the best way of saying it is that no one could have survived what we survived - whether it was first extermination and slavery, then abandonment and erasure, then the series of gunboat two-bit dictatorships, followed by the final apotheosis of dictatorships, the Trujillato. You couldn't survive it without the resistance of this kind of woman. - Juano Diaz

Dominican Republic Independence Top Events and Things to Do

  • Buy a ticket to The biggest Carnival in Dominican culture “El Carnaval de la Vega”. All the stops are pulled: music, costumes, food, drinks, and more of colorful and vibrant atmosphere of the island’s traditions and folklore.
  • Mark in your agenda the amazing every Sundays festival of February month, having the variety of concerts with popular singers and a closing parade.
  • During the Independence, don’t miss to celebrate the most unique festivals as Heritage Day, Creole Day, Market day, the Miss Wob Dwiyet Pageant, the Ti Matador Competiton.

Dominican Republic Independence Day - References and Related Sites

IB Times: Dominican Republic Independence Day
www.donquijote.org: Dominican Independence Day

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