Two cities in the Dominican Republic announce carnivals
The municipality of Santo Domingo North has announced the celebration of Carnival on 22nd February, with more than 100 groups and floats that will parade along Hermanas Mirabal Avenue in Villa Mella. Mayor Jesus Feliz made the announcement accompanied by folklorist Dagoberto Tejeda and he promised reporters that the event would be a genuine demonstration of the area's cultural richness and a chance for citizens to showcase their creativity.
Meanwhile, Santo Domingo East city council, in the midst of the festival atmosphere that caught up and brightened hundreds of its citizens, inaugurated its carnival activities recently. Called the "Carnavalbus" this year, festivities began on 30 January and went on until Saturday 31 January. The big parade will take place along Espana Avenue on 15 February.