It is Carnaval time again in Dominican Republic!!
Carnival is not only a good time with lots of music and festivities it really helps the country economically and culturally. This event brings at least a million people to the DR and it we receive worldwide television and radio coverage as well.
I will list all the events as I find them so please check back from time to time and see if there are any updates.
Carnaval Promotion from Brahama Light
*Barahona – Carnaval Barahona is March 21 to 24, 2013
*Bayaguana – Carnaval De Bayaguana 2013 will bring many troupes from the entire country from March 14 to 17
*Boca Chica – Sea Carnival 2013 Boca Chica/ Carnaval del Mar Boca Chica is Saturday Febuary 23, 2013
*Bonao – This province began its 2013 carnival Sunday January 27 with the coronation of King Momo, Dr. Guillermo Rodriguez Camilo and queen Arianny Espino. Their carnival processions with old and new characters in held in La Villa de las Hortensias Bonao on Febuary 3, 10, 17 24 and the grand finale on the 27th.
*Cristo Rey – Carnaval de Cristo Rey 2013 will be on March 10, 2013
at 2pm on Calles Ovando and Gasset.
*Cuidad Colonial – Carnaval Ciudad Colonial 2013 February 10
(Carnaval Cuidad Colonial 2013 Picture Album and some videos are ready!)
*La Romana – Carnaval de La Marina 2013, Casa de Campo/ Marina Carnival 2013, Second Edition
La Vega – Carnaval La Vega is Sunday January 27 at 3PM is the opening Carnaval Parade in La Vega with the characters coming out of the Olympic Stadium, La Vega.
There are free concerts each weekend at the Estadio Olimpico in La Vega: Tego Calderon Feb.3 at 8PM
Jowell and Randy Feb.10 at 8PM
Don Omar Feb. 17 at 8PM
Prince Royce Feb. 24 at 8PM
There is also a Carnival Museum you need to check out when in La Vega “Museo del Carnaval Vegano”.
The promotion for selecting the Carnival Queen La Vega for 2013 on Saturday 19, 2013
*Punta Cana – Carnaval Punta Cana is Saturday March 9, 2013
*Santiago – Carnaval Santiago is on Saturdays and Sundays in February, culminating with the final parade on the 24th.
*Santo Domingo and National District Provinces – Every Sunday in February, Carnival Stops in the Capital in different areas
*The big one! – Sunday, March 3 at 2PM with a Grand National Carnival Parade Regional./ domingo 3 de marzo con un Gran Desfile Regional del Carnaval Nacional. This year the carnival is dedicated to Proincia Peravia, Baní
VIDEO National Carnival Parade 2012 on the Malecon (Ave. George Washington) in Santo Domingo
*Carnival History www.colonialzone-dr.com/traditions-carnival.html
*Carnaval Traditions www.colonialzone-dr.com/traditions-carnival2.htm
*Collection of hundreds of Carnaval Pictures and videos. www.colonialzone-dr.com/pictures-carnival.html
El Chima – Y Ahora Official Thread Dominican Carnival