Welcome to November

Welcome to November! Or rather “Welcome to the High Season”. This month is the prelude or the warming up for the Holidays in the best place to live good times, Casa de Campo. If you want to know why we told you “Welcome to the High Season” just take a look to the calendar of events and activities for this month.

Below we bring you a complete overview of all you can expect in this month… the weather, seasonal fruits and flowers, holidays, social events, and also our top 10 memories of November 2013.

Weather

Rainfall: 20.8 mm

No. of rainy days: approximately 9 days per month

Temperature range: 

  • Max.  31ºC
  • Min.  23ºC

Humidity:

  • Day: fluctuates between  79% and 82%
  • Night: fluctuates between  87% and 92%

Sunrise: Approximately at 6:40 am

Sunset: Varies between 6:02 pm and 6:07 pm

Conclusion:

November is the last month of the hurricane season 2014. Even though thankfully we have not been significantly affected by any natural phenomenon this year, we recommend to keep up with weather forecasts, as we still have another 30 days of hurricane season to go.

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Dominican National Holidays & International Celebrations

Thursday, November 6th (moved to Nov. 10th) – Dominican Constitution Day
On the 6th of November in the year 1844, the same year in which the Dominican Republic was proclaimed an independent nation (Feb 27th), the first Constitution was signed in San Cristóbal, a town nearby Santo Domingo, where it was (naturally) influenced by the laws of the Spanish, French and North-Americans.

November 16th – International Day for Tolerance
In 1996, the UN General Assembly (by resolution 51/95) invited UN Member States to observe the International Day for Tolerance on 16 November, with activities directed towards both educational establishments and the wider public.

November 20th  – Universal Children’s Day
By resolution 836(IX) of 14 December 1954, the General Assembly recommended that all countries institute a Universal Children’s Day, to be observed as a day of worldwide fraternity and understanding between children. It recommended that the Day was to be observed also as a day of activity devoted to promoting the ideals and objectives of the Charter and the welfare of the children of the world.

November 21st  – World Philosophy Day
World Philosophy Day was introduced in 2002 by UNESCO to honour philosophical reflection in the entire world by opening up free and accessible spaces. Its objective is to encourage the peoples of the world to share their philosophical heritage and to open their minds to new ideas, as well as to inspire a public debate between intellectuals and civil society on the challenges confronting our society.

November 21st  – World Television Day
In recognition of the increasing impact television has on decision-making by bringing world attention to conflicts and threats to peace and security and its potential role in sharpening the focus on other major issues, including economic and social issues, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21 November as World Television Day (through resolution 51/205 of 17 December 1996).

November 25th  – International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
By resolution 54/134 of 17 December 1999, the United Nations General Assembly designated 25 November as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and invited governments, international organizations and NGOs to organize activities designed to raise public awareness of the problem on that day. Women’s activists have marked 25 November as a day against violence since 1981. This date came from the brutal assassination in 1960, of the three Mirabal sisters, political activists in the Dominican Republic, on orders of Dominican ruler Rafael Trujillo (1930-1961).

Happening now!

Halloween Party!
When: Saturday, November 01
Where: Casa de Campo Yacht Club, Marina Casa de Campo

Halloween Night!
When: Saturday, November 01
Where: Papa Jack’s Bar and Café , Altos de Chavón

Upcoming events

National Tennis Federation Tournament
When: Saturday, November 01 – Sunday, November 02
Where: La Terraza Tennis Club, Casa de Campo

John McEnroe vs Jim Courier
When: Friday, November 07
Where: La Terraza Tennis Club , Casa de Campo

Halloween Café de la Leche with Andrea and Adriana Feaugas
When: Friday, November 07
Where: Las Cañas #78, Casa de Campo

Meditation workshop
When: Saturday, November 08
Where: Punta Minitas #11, Casa de Campo

3rd “La Romana-Bayahibe” golf tournament
When: Saturday, November 08
Where: Dye Fore , Casa de Campo

Fiesta de los Mozos Famosos
When: Saturday, November 08
Where: Club de la Costa , Central Romana

Golf Tournament “Senior Golfers Week”
When: Saturday, November 08 – Saturday, November 15
Where: Teeth of the Dog, Dye Fore, Links, Casa de Campo

MET Opera presents: Carmen
When: Saturday, November 08
Where: Caribbean Cinemas, Coconut Mall, Marina Casa de Campo

Art exhibit: Artists in Residence
When: Thursday, November 13 – Monday, December 15
Where: Art gallery, Altos de Chavón

Juanes coming to Altos de Chavón
When: Saturday, November 15
Where: Altos de Chavón amphitheatre , Altos de Chavón

Quiereme como soy in La Romana
When: Sunday, November 16
Where: Francisco A. Michelli Baseball Stadium, La Romana

Dueños 2014
When: Friday, November 21 – Saturday, November 22
Where: Casa de Campo

MET Opera presents: Il Barbiere di Siviglia
When: Saturday, November 29
Where: Caribbean Cinemas, Coconut Mall, Marina Casa de Campo

Remember! Check out www.TODO.fm for the complete calendar of events and activities.

Our top 10 memories of November 2013

1. Fashion, fun & philanthropy at Marina Fashion Show

2. Leo Perez wins 2nd annual La Romana – Bayahibe golf tournament

3.Casa de Campo welcomes Dominican Golf Open Championship

4. Donna Karan in Haiti and Altos de Chavón: by Stephen Kaplan

5. A glamorous Café de la Leche with Gaby Socorro 

6. Dueños 2013 “Casathon” the flight of the fittest!

7. An EPIC Dueños celebration 

8. First Boeing 787 arrives to La Romana airport

9. An unforgettable moment with Luis Miguel

10. An evening of great taste with Johnnie Walker Blue Label & Nacho Figueras 

Fruits of the season

The following fruits are currently in season, meaning that not only is NOW the best time to enjoy them, but also that you’re likely to spot them growing all over the Casa de Campo resort.

Avocados

Avocados are commercially valuable and are cultivated in tropical and Mediterranean climates throughout the world. Commercially, they ripen after harvesting. Trees are partially self-pollinating and are often propagated through grafting to maintain a predictable quality and quantity of the fruit.

Here in Casa de Campo, avocado trees are hard to spot because the fruit is green and doesn’t stand out against the green of the leaves. However, we have spotted avocado trees on hole #2 and hole #13 of the Teeth of the Dog, although of course there must be many more!

Avocados are in season from June to November.

Flowers of the season

Thanks to countless numbers of flowering trees and plants, Casa de Campo is always a colorful paradise, but as the seasons change so do the flowers we see brightening the roads, golf courses and villas.

Hibiscus

The hibiscus originates from America and Africa, has more than 220 species that derive from the Malvaceae family and are generally found in warm environments. The species most typically found in the Dominican Republic is known as “Sangre de Cristo”, Christ’s Blood (hibiscus rosa-sinensis) and is a national symbol, often used as hair decorations on national holidays.

However, here in Casa, magnificent Hibiscus flowers can be spotted in neon pink and orange, these were found on hole #5 of the Links golf course, while we’ve spotted the “Sangre de Cristo” around the Teeth of the Dog.

Animal highlights

Turtles

March to November in the Dominican Republic is turtle nesting season – which means right now on the Dominican Republic’s many beaches; Hawksbill turtles, Green turtles and Leatherback turtles are laying their eggs – some even right here on Minitas Beach and on nearby Saona Island!

Click here to read our latest post about turtle nesting season