February 2019 Holidays & Events in Dominican Republic

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Dominican Republic February 2019 Holiday Calendar

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February is for love, parties, and galas, even more so in the Dominican Republic. However, despite the romantic festivities, Independence Day often steals the spotlight. The D.R. won its independence after Juan Pablo Duarte initiated a war against Haiti. Independence Day is celebrated on February 27th and honors Duarte as well as the founding fathers, including Ramon Matias Mella and Francisco del Rosario Sanchez.

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The heart of the festivities take place in Santo Domingo where the president holds a speech. Furthermore, most D.R. cities feature marches with live bands, dancers, and colorful costumes. Preparations for Independence Day events usually take weeks of organization. Students also join the marches. All the while, Dominican flags and flag colors, blue, red, and white adorn the streets all week. At home, families prepare traditional dishes such as mangu and bacalao in honor of national freedom.

Punta Cana Carnival and Local Festivals

Nevertheless, February is still a busy month. Small festivals, live concerts, and dancers are alive most weekends in the Colonial Zone of Santo Domingo. On the other hand, the famous Punta Cana Carnival also starts in February. This year, the celebrations take place over the two days, February 8th and the 9th in Punta Cana Village. The parade attracts delegations from the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Aruba Curacao, and Saint Martin. Moreover, this festival also features live concerts ranging from bachata, merengue, to reggaeton.

February 2019 Dominican Republic Holidays & Events with On the Scene DR

Keep in mind, whale watching season near Samaná Bay begins in February. February also features a couple of sporting events and live performances. Be sure to check with On the Scene DR for new events this month. Also, be sure to make Valentine’s Day reservations in time before everything is booked.