Art & Culture in the Dominican Republic - DominicanTraveling, Dominican Republic
  1. AlSol Tiara Cap Cana
  2. Eden Roc Cap Cana
  3. Ocean El Faro Resort
  4. Whala! Urban Punta Cana Hotel
  5. Tropical Princess Beach Resort & Spa
  6. Paradisus Punta Cana Resort
  7. Paradisus Palma Real
  8. Ocean Blue & Sand Resort
  9. Occidental Punta Cana
  10. Now Larimar Punta Cana
  11. Now Garden Punta Cana
  12. Iberostar Hotels in Bavaro ★★★★★
  13. Lopesan Costa Bavaro Resort ★★★★★
  14. Caribe Club Princess Beach Resort
  15. Melia Caribe Tropical
  16. Barcelo Bavaro Palace
  17. Bavaro Princess All Suites Resort
  18. Barcelo Bavaro Beach Resort – All Inclusive
  19. The TSA will hear challenge to tender of tourist terminal of Puerto Plata
  20. The boom for the Chinese tourist illusions Little Rainieri
  21. The cable car returns to work after temporary suspension
  22. Julio Almonte says they work to reduce prostitution that affects tourism in Sosúa
  23. Casa de Campo makes investment to modernize security system
  24. New York-Santo Domingo, the route with the highest passenger flow in the Dominican Republic
  25. Ernesto Veloz appreciates support from the Procurator for the eastern tourist area
  26. Punta Cana takes almost nine out of 10 new tourists
  27. RD closed first semester with 3.4 million tourists by air, 6.1% more
  28. Eastern Authorities applaud signage for water transport
  29. Tourism revenues amount to more than $ US4 million in the first half, 9.0% more
  30. President Medina leaves Rancho Guacamayos ecotourism complex in Bonao
  31. Hotels of the East battle with the sargasso to save occupation
  32. Barahona
  33. Altos de Chavón
  34. Juan Dolio : Sun, beach, and Golf Style Living
  35. Cabarete, the kitesurf,windsurf and surfing capital of the Caribbean
  36. Las Terrenas, a charming town in the north of Samana
  37. Puerto Plata, “La Novia del Atlantico” ( The Girlfriend of the Atlantic)
  38. Metaldom (Metallurgical ) facilities to be replaced by 2,000 condos
  39. Rating upgraded based on Dominican Republic Economic Growth
  40. DP World Caucedo Port announced largest ship to visiting dominican dock
  41. Samana, the full of splendor home of the humpback whales
  42. La Romana
  43. Boca Chica, the traditional Beach of white sand and shallow crystal clear waters
  44. Punta Cana and Bavaro, Population, NightLife and Business Opportunities
  45. Bahia de las Aguilas (Eagles Bay) to build international airport and 3 Rooms
  46. Near 20,000 people visited the Expo Tourism Fair in Santiago
  47. Weather in the Dominican Republic – Facts and Forecasting Information
  48. Flora & Fauna
  49. Dominican Republic Hotels
  50. Art & Culture in the Dominican Republic
  51. History of the Dominican Republic
  52. Tourist Card
  53. Santo Domingo, the capital of the largest Growing Economy in the Region
  54. The Colonial Zone of Santo Domingo, The First City of the New World
Monday, April 22, 2019
  1. AlSol Tiara Cap Cana
  2. Eden Roc Cap Cana
  3. Ocean El Faro Resort
  4. Whala! Urban Punta Cana Hotel
  5. Tropical Princess Beach Resort & Spa
  6. Paradisus Punta Cana Resort
  7. Paradisus Palma Real
  8. Ocean Blue & Sand Resort
  9. Occidental Punta Cana
  10. Now Larimar Punta Cana
  11. Now Garden Punta Cana
  12. Iberostar Hotels in Bavaro ★★★★★
  13. Lopesan Costa Bavaro Resort ★★★★★
  14. Caribe Club Princess Beach Resort
  15. Melia Caribe Tropical
  16. Barcelo Bavaro Palace
  17. Bavaro Princess All Suites Resort
  18. Barcelo Bavaro Beach Resort – All Inclusive
  19. The TSA will hear challenge to tender of tourist terminal of Puerto Plata
  20. The boom for the Chinese tourist illusions Little Rainieri
  21. The cable car returns to work after temporary suspension
  22. Julio Almonte says they work to reduce prostitution that affects tourism in Sosúa
  23. Casa de Campo makes investment to modernize security system
  24. New York-Santo Domingo, the route with the highest passenger flow in the Dominican Republic
  25. Ernesto Veloz appreciates support from the Procurator for the eastern tourist area
  26. Punta Cana takes almost nine out of 10 new tourists
  27. RD closed first semester with 3.4 million tourists by air, 6.1% more
  28. Eastern Authorities applaud signage for water transport
  29. Tourism revenues amount to more than $ US4 million in the first half, 9.0% more
  30. President Medina leaves Rancho Guacamayos ecotourism complex in Bonao
  31. Hotels of the East battle with the sargasso to save occupation
  32. Barahona
  33. Altos de Chavón
  34. Juan Dolio : Sun, beach, and Golf Style Living
  35. Cabarete, the kitesurf,windsurf and surfing capital of the Caribbean
  36. Las Terrenas, a charming town in the north of Samana
  37. Puerto Plata, “La Novia del Atlantico” ( The Girlfriend of the Atlantic)
  38. Metaldom (Metallurgical ) facilities to be replaced by 2,000 condos
  39. Rating upgraded based on Dominican Republic Economic Growth
  40. DP World Caucedo Port announced largest ship to visiting dominican dock
  41. Samana, the full of splendor home of the humpback whales
  42. La Romana
  43. Boca Chica, the traditional Beach of white sand and shallow crystal clear waters
  44. Punta Cana and Bavaro, Population, NightLife and Business Opportunities
  45. Bahia de las Aguilas (Eagles Bay) to build international airport and 3 Rooms
  46. Near 20,000 people visited the Expo Tourism Fair in Santiago
  47. Weather in the Dominican Republic – Facts and Forecasting Information
  48. Flora & Fauna
  49. Dominican Republic Hotels
  50. Art & Culture in the Dominican Republic
  51. History of the Dominican Republic
  52. Tourist Card
  53. Santo Domingo, the capital of the largest Growing Economy in the Region
  54. The Colonial Zone of Santo Domingo, The First City of the New World
Art & Culture in the Dominican Republic

Art & Culture

Cultural Background

The people of the Dominican Republic have had numerous influences, predominantly European, African and Taino which makes for unique, interesting and vibrant art forms and culture. In the Dominican Republic, the type of cuisine may be described as comida criolla which takes aspects of Spanish and combines them with African and Taino culinary practices and methods in order to produce Creole dishes. The Dominican diet includes mainly starchy foods such as potatoes, cassava, rice and banana served with stews such as La Bandera (stewed meat served atop white rice with sides such as salads or plantains) , cuchifrito(stew of pork innards) among others.

Other popular meats included in the diet are goat, chicken, beef and fish. Soups such as Mangú (beef tripe soup) or fufu (as called in Africa) is also common along with habichuela con dulche (sweet bean soup with root vegetables). Various spices are also used for taste along with specified preparation methods.

European, African and Taino

Music is an important aspect of Dominican culture influenced mainly by West African customs, European traditions and native Taino practices. Merengue is the dominant form of music played in the Dominican Republic adapted from European dance and afro-Caribbean flare .It is considered the national dance and music of the Dominican Republic as it is used in all major festivals and celebrations and even during religious worship.

Religion

The major religion practiced in the Dominican Republic is Christianity, with a majority of Christians belonging to the Roman Catholic denomination. Other denominations include Seventh Day Adventists, Evangelists, Baptists, Pentecostal, Jehovah’s Witnesses, etc which are then mixed with Afro-Caribbean customs. Voodoo, Buddhism, Judaism, Hinduism, and Islam are practiced to a lesser extent.

The Carnival

Another noteworthy aspect of Dominican culture is a carnival. Celebrated during the month of February and climaxing on the 27th (Independence Day) and also during Holy Week in March or August, carnival in the Dominican Republic is a sight to behold. Inclusive of colorful costumes which represent different aspects of culture and religion coupled with merengue and bachata blaring in the streets, carnival is enjoyed by both locals and tourists who travel from all over the world to bask in the rich culture and heritage showcased in these carnivals. Another festive period is Christmas.

Beginning in October and ending in January, Christmas is inarguably one of the biggest celebrations in the Dominican Republic filled with family and friends enjoying seasonal dishes, fireworks/ fuegos artificiales, parties, gift exchanges and other festive activities all funded by the Double Sueldo received by citizens, or simply Christmas bonuses.

Museums

All of these aspects of Dominican culture and the various art forms may be observed in any one of the various museums located around the island. These museums document the history of the island and also the history of specific persons who have impacted the island in a major way.

They also include customs and way of lives of the various ethnic groups, origins and other information about the population. Being the Caribbean, the Dominican Republic is sure to have a rich culture owing to the multiple influences the region as a whole and the island has had in its history. These influences have shaped the art and culture of the Dominican Republic to what it is today.

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