Dominican Republic

Litzy Quiroz. Word Geography. 11/9/2014.

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Come and visit us!

The Dominican Republic has an excellent reputation for its varied and flavorful food.You will also find Oriental, Mexican, Mediterranean, Italian restaurants. On events, we make very good celebrations for example on January 26, we honor the father of the country. We celebrate it with a humongous carnival every year during all the month of January. We also have very good trips for example to the "Paradisus Punta Cana Resort"

it has a white-sand beach and brilliant ocean views set the stage, matched by 694 opulent guest suites, 9 restaurants, eight bars, swimming pools, casino, spa and more.

Religion.


  1. The many kinds of religion in the Dominican Republic have been growing and changing. Historically, Catholicism dominated the religious practices of the small country. In modern times Protestant and non-Christian groups, like Jews and Muslims, have experienced a population boom.


  2. Islam and Judaism are both showing a great deal of development in the Dominican Republic

Language.

The official language in Dominican Republic, is that they speak Dominican here which has a root from Spanish but it isn't the same!

When they say hello to each other they say a simple Hola.

Pronounce it: "oh la "

People.

The people of the Dominican Republic are the descendants of three completely different ethnic groups.

The last census conducted in the country estimated the population as 73% mixed race.


  • 50% White European.
  • 43% Black African.
  • and 7% Indigenous Amerindian overall.

Costumes and traditions.

Music

Dominican folk music features instruments such as the maracas, tambora (small drum), accordion and the guirra (a percussion instrument scraped with a metal rod). The national dance is the méringue.


Independence Day

Feb. 27: The festival of carnaval coincides with Independence Day and is the most colorful festival of the year. For Catholics, it is it a time of feasting before the time of fasting known as Lent.


Typical Food.

Green Banana Salad

Economy.

The Dominican Republic has the second largest economy in the Caribbean


  • The country exports free-trade-zone manufactured products (garments,Medical devices.and so on), nickel, sugar, coffee, cacao, and tobacco.
  • It imports petroleum, industrial raw materials, capital goods, and foodstuffs.

Holidays/Festivals.

The most important festivals of the Dominican Republic.


  • January 21. Day of the Lady of Altagracia.
La Virgen de la Altagracia is considered by Catholics as the Protector and Spiritual Mother of the Dominican Republic. Her feast day is January 21, a holiday on which many faithful followers flock to the temple in Higuey to worship the Virgin
  • February 27. National Independence Day.
Dominicans celebrate the day on which they drove out the Haitians who occupied their country for 22 years. During this month, various events are held to commemorate the heroes who fought for national independence.
  • February. Dominican Carnival.
The Dominican Carnival is one of the most colorful and lively traditions of the Dominican Republic. Carnival is celebrated in all regions of the country, where costumes and masks with different meanings are used. On February 27, coinciding with National Independence, a Carnival parades takes place in main cities. The most famous are in Santo Domingo, La Vega and Santiago.
Travel Dominican Republic: Santo Domingo