The big day is here! Tomorrow, Sunday March 4th, 2012 is the grand Carnival Parade on the Malecon in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The event starts at 3PM and continues until…..
You will not be able to drive on the Malecon from 8AM to midnight Saturday because they will be getting all ready for the big day. Putting up decorations and seats for Sunday. Then on Sunday the Malecon will be closed from 6AM to Midnight for the Carnaval festivities.
There will be lots of fun and confusion as the masked paraders arrive from all parts of the country. By bus, truck, car, motorbike and by foot the Carnival groups, dancing troupes, floats and spectators they will come.
This year’s event will honor the late folklore promoter, Nereyda Rodriguez. It is dedicated to La Vega. There will be guest groups from Haiti, Colombia, Taiwan, Guadeloupe, Aruba, Bulgaria, Curacao and Honduras.
Just remember the Carnaval is fun. It brings people from the entire country that love to watch and join in the festivities. It also brings the opportunists looking for people unaware that can be robbed. Please do not wear jewelry. Do not carry items in your back pockets. Do not carry items of importance. Take your cameras but take care who is around you when you take pictures. Be aware of your surroundings.
More information about Carnaval Dominican style with history, costumes and lots of pictures and videos.