Christmas in Dominican Republic

by: Katie Cain

In the Dominican Republic, Christmas lasts from late October to January, similar to in Mexico. Since it is celebrated so long, everyone gets a Christmas bonus during the holidays because they're too busy spending quality time with family and friends. Christmas is very religious in the Dominican Republic, so the decorations include nativity scenes and the three kings. One tradition they have is a reunion feast which is where all of the extended family comes back to be with their families and eat a meal together. Something different about the Dominican Republic is that they have Christmas dinner on December 24th not on Christmas Day. During the holidays it doesn't snow in the Dominican Republic so it's a little different than how must of us know it in the U.S. However, they gave a midnight mass just like Mexico did in the video.