Omar Mendez, World Geography, 11-9-14
Welcome to the Dominican Republic
Language, People, and Culture
Here are a few words to help you on your visit:
"Hola" - Hello
"Como estas?" - How are you
The Mulatto population is the majority being at 73%, followed by white at 13%, and finally black at 11%.
The holidays celebrated are:
Independence Day - Feb 27
Our Lady of Las Mercedes - Sep 24
and many more religious holidays
Festivals take place in their towns according to their saints. Each one is unique.
Music & Dance
Bachata is both a dance and music. Many people dance and listen to bachata. Most noticeable artists would be Romeo Santos and Prince Royce.
Merengue is another dance that people practice the most.
A traditional breakfast would consist of mangu, sauteed onions, fried eggs, fried salami, fried cheese, and sometimes avocado. This dish is called "Los Tres Golpes".