Monday, 31 March 2014

Masquerade at the Carnival

Comparas en el Carnaval
21 Nov 2013 | From Dario of Dominican Republic

Here's another swap-postcard from Dario.

Carnival in the Dominican Republic is celebrated during the whole month of February, although some towns celebrate it during March, Holy Week and August. The festival usually climaxes around February 27, Dominican Independence Day.

This carnival is distinguished by its colorful costumes that symbolize many religious and traditional characters such as Calife, Guloya or the famous Diablo Cojuelo. It is celebrated in most of the island, each town adding its own twist or creating their own characters and groups. It is enjoyed by young and old throughout the country since many of the groups are created by families, companies, and friends.

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