>Today, January 26, is Duarte Day in Dominican Republic.
Celebrating the birth of The Father of the Country or in Spanish Padre de la patria. The day is celebrated with a parade of different military groups and some school children. They all meet at Duarte Park and honor Juan Pablo Duarte with some speeches, music and by placing wreaths around the statue.
These are some pictures I took today.
Military band playing the Himno a Juan Pablo Duarte/ The Hymn to Juan Pablo Duarte
More information on who Duarte is and what he did for Dominican Republic at www.colonialzone-dr.com/people_history-Duarte.html