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Altos de Chavón main plaza was the place to be on the evening of the 26th of February as the community gathered to celebrate the Dominican Independence. The plaza was transformed into a festive wonderland with vibrant blue and red lights illuminating the space and triangle flags in red and blue that hung across the plaza, adding to the festive atmosphere.
The air was filled with the mouth-watering aroma of traditional Dominican food, tantalizing the taste buds of everyone nearby as the Casa de Campo catering services sold cativias, mofongo, chimichurri, and other delicacies. As the night went on, an ice cream stand by Cinco and a yun yun stand were also available, for those looking for a cool refreshment.
As the night progressed, the Orquesta Caribe took to the stage. The talented musicians had the crowd swaying and dancing to the beat of the music. One of the night’s highlights was the carnival group of dancers, roba la gallina and diablos cojuelos, who also appeared with their infectious drumming and lively performance.
For those who wanted to capture the memories of the evening, there was a fun video booth where guests could make short videos with their friends and family.
For the cigar enthusiast, there was also a demonstration by a skilled roller who showcased their craft. Guests were fascinated by the precision and skill required to create a perfect cigar.
As the night drew to a close, fireworks lit up the sky in a dazzling display of color and light.
The combination of live music, traditional food, and carnival performances created an atmosphere enjoyed by everyone who attended. It was a fantastic celebration that reflected the Dominican culture – vibrant, lively, and filled with joy!
Find below photos taken by Mairobi Herrera during the Independence Day Celebration at Altos de Chavón: