Happenings for Semana Santa 2011

If you are not planning on going outside of the city for the Easter weekend theres always something happening in the Colonial Zone area.

Art Display- “Art Treasures of the Vatican” / “Tesoros artísticos del Vaticano” is an exhibition at the Independence Park perimeter fence and where you can see photographs of the works. Include, among others: Museo Pío Cristiano, Pinacoteca Vaticana, and Las Catacumbas, Las Logias, and others.
The pictures are displayed all around Parque Independencia in the Zona Colonial until May 30, 2011.

Music –
Gruop Bonyé plays every Sunday including this Easter Sunday at the Ruinas de San Francisco, en la Zona Colonial.
starting at 5:30 PM to 10:30 PM.

Friday and Saturday at Plaza España theres always something happening.

The Roman Catholic Church in the Dominican Republic has published its schedule of events for Easter Week in the Colonial City.

Sunday, 17 April as of 5pm. Procession from the Nuestra Senora de las Mercedes Church, with blessing at the Santo Domingo Cathedral. Mass at the Santo Domingo Cathedral.
Monday, 18 April masses from 7am to 6m at the Iglesia Regina Angelorum.
Tuesday, 19 April. At the Iglesia Santa Barbara, 6pm mass and 7pm procession dedicated to Jesus The Patient One.
Wednesday, 20 April. Masses at Nuestra Senora del Carmen church from 6am to 12 noon, masses in honor of Jesus the Nazarene and a 4pm concert in honor of Jesus the Nazarene. 5pm solemn via crucis, followed by the Sermon of the Nazarene and at 6pm the solemn procession of Jesus the Nazarene.
Thursday, 21 April. 9am Mass of Chrism at the Cathedral, the largest annual gathering of clergy, at the Santo Domingo Cathedral. At 8pm, the commemorative Last Supper mass at the Santo Domingo Cathedral.
Friday, 22 April. 3:30pm the Solemn Liturgy of the Passion and Death of Our Lord at the Santo Domingo Cathedral. Followed by 6pm, the procession of the holy burial at the Las Mercedes Church.
Saturday, 23 April. 11am Solemn Easter Vigil at the Santo Domingo Cathedral.
Sunday, 24 April. Noon. Easter Mass at the Santo Domingo Cathedral.
thanks DR1.com for the info.