Christmas isn’t complete here without a good ol’Dominican Aguinaldo! This Wednesday, December 22nd, the Altos de Chavón Regional Museum of Archaeology and the PBO Innovation Hub will be hosting two activities that complement each other perfectly – a Maracas workshop and the Altos de Chavón Aguinaldo! The day will start at 5:30 pm with a […]
The new year has only just started and we already celebrated a national holiday yesterday– which meant a day off for most! And in addition to there being no work, this is typically one of the most popular national holidays of the year – because it’s all about giving, joy and fun! WHAT IS THREE […]
With the aim of implementing activities that develop the creativity of children and young people with their families, the Chavón Regional Museum of Archaeology for this Christmas season has created countless activities for those interested in the art world, with exhibitions, workshops, storytelling, among others. From December 1 to January 11, 2020, there will be a […]
Christmas isn’t complete here without a good ol’Dominican Aguinaldo! This Thursday, December 20th, as part of the Christmas program there will be two activities that compliment each other perfectly – a Maracas workshop and the Altos de Chavón Aguinaldo!
Children these days have so many things available to occupy themselves from boredom it seems that the days of hopscotch and tag are long gone. Rarely do you see children in a parking lot or out in a large garden chasing one another around until sundown. This article was first published in the spring 2018 edition […]
It’s sad to see so many of our country’s traditions being lost over time. One that I remember hearing a lot about as a child and that no longer hear this new generation mentioning is “La Vieja Belen”. La Vieja Belén is a legendary figure that only exists in the Dominican Republic. It is said she […]
Three Kings Day, also known as the Epiphany, is a holiday that carries as much importance as Christmas in the Dominican Republic, with children receiving gifts and adults getting time off to celebrate. It is a time spent with family feasting and exchanging gifts, wrapping up the holiday season.
On Thursday, December 14th, numerous kids and their parents came to the Altos de Chavón Regional Museum of Archaeology to be part of a traditional Dominican Aguinaldo around the village. The activity began at 5 pm with a Maracas workshop for our kids where they learned how to make their own using beads and disposable cups […]
Christmas isn’t complete here without a good ol’Dominican Aguinaldo! The tradition of aguinaldos consists of getting together with friends and singing Christmas carols from house to house. These are performed to the rhythm of tambora, güira, maracas, and accordion. The groups are greeted with joy by the neighbors who offer them various treats, traditionally ginger tea, hot chocolate, […]