La Vega Carnival – Dominican Republic

Posted on by Michael Bastin

La Vega Carnival – It’s that time of year again!

For all of February and March, the entire Dominican Republic enjoys the La Vega Carnival and numerous other festivities, including a celebration of it’s Independence Day or “Día de la Independencia”. You won’t be able to miss the bizarrely beautiful, and wildly colorful masks that line streets and stores during these months. It’s a must, to celebrate the La Vega Carnival where shows and surprises come out every Sunday in a spectacle of colors, dances, drinks, and other festivities to unite the community.

You won’t be able to miss the bizarrely beautiful, and wildly colorful masks that line streets and stores during these months. It’s a must, to celebrate the La Vega Carnival where shows and surprises come out every Sunday in a spectacle of colors, dances, drinks, and other festivities to unite the community.

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Carnival in La Vega

La Vega’s Carnival is recognized internationally for its celebrations each Sunday in February when groups of people from all over the country come to see the performers in handmade masks and costumes performing dances that have been practiced all year.These hand-made masks and costumes are incomparable and, people travel from all over the world to experience these wonders for themselves while participating in Carnaval.

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Carnival Mask

In addition to the regularly performing Carnival groups, live performers are brought in to support the festivities, and many local brands like Brugal and Presidente are big supporters of these events along with many others.

If you’re wondering when might be the best time to see the Dominican Republic at its liveliest, this is it… But watch out, those masked beings are just waiting to include you in their happy celebration!

Program of the La Vega Carnaval (in Spanish)