CULTURE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC FESTIVALS

La Vega Carnival 2016: Postcard of the Week

I survived La Vega Carnival, by far the most crowded and popular of all carnival parades in the Dominican Republic. Considered to be the oldest running, La Vega–located 20 minutes south of Santiago–is known for its diablos cojuelos or limping devils and their intricate costumes and dramatic, bejeweled masks.

It’s also one of the biggest street parties you’ll ever see in the country, where everyone lets loose and parties the Sunday away. Including me!

Stay tuned for my recap video or DR carnival and more photos from La Vega.

You can also follow along on IG or look up the hashtag #CarnivalDR on social media.

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