Remember a few months ago when we talked about Carnival in Dominican Republic? Carnival is almost upon us, and as of this blog post being published we are only about 28 hours away from the festivities. I’m sure that you are all asking the same question: what do we have in store for you this year?
First things first we should kick this off with a reminder that Carnival is extra special this year because it is a celebration of the 45 year anniversary of Grupo PUNTACANA. Furthermore, this year will be a truly international event here at Punta Cana. We have some of the best carnival troupes from around the world, and if that isn’t enough we also have folk costumes from other countries. Never been to Carnival before? Here is your chance to see how we do it in the Dominican Republic and get a good glimpse into regional traditions in other parts of the world too such as Haiti, Venezuela, and more.
Since we know that the international troupes are one of the big draws this weekend, we would be remiss in not highlighting some of them on this blog. First off, we have the troupe of Curaçao, which will be in our parade as previous years. Another troupe that is sure to receive a lot of attention is the troupe of the Distrito Nacional, which has 240 members and will have a float for each of the four elements - earth, wind, fire, and water. Last but not least we have to mention a troupe of students from the Puntacana International School. This group of over 50 students and staff members will be dressing in costumes inspired by the Magic of the Seasons. Their costumes for carnival all represent issues related to the environment and the country.
Finally, if you are in town for Carnival and are looking for something to do Friday night, we are having a Gala Opening at 8pm on March 6 at the Puntacana Galleries and will be attended by The Muses of Punta Cana, a featured troupe in Punta Cana as well as a party with Eddy Herrera that is being sponsored by Brugal.
Carnival is more wonderful than anything I could possibly hope to convey in a single blog post, so I will say this: come out and see it for yourself. The costumes, floats, and music are all going to be wonderful, and you owe it to yourself to make the trip. For those of you who will be doing that the festivities begin at 3pm on Saturday, March 7. We look forward to seeing all of you there.
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