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“Dominicanismo” is a word, phrase, or expression of the Spanish spoken in the Dominican Republic, reflecting the culture and traditions of the country. Usually those expressions cannot be found in[…]

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Dominican New Year´s Traditions – There are many traditions, myths and superstitions in Dominican culture. Here is a brief list of the most common ones for New Year: Getting dressed[…]

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Dominican Christmas Traditions (2) – LO QUE SE ESCUCHA – What you hear: “CIMA, SABOR NAVIDEÑO” – Christmas officially appears on the radio when the special of “Cima, Sabor Navideño”[…]

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Dominican Christmas Traditions (1) – How we celebrate – We Dominicans have the gift of celebrating everything. Since October, the Angelitos (little angels, a weekly gift-giving tradition) begin among family[…]

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A colmado is a mix between a small supermarket and a bar. It covers all the little daily needs and is a great place to meet people. Our student facilitator[…]

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Sosua was founded in the late 30’s by a group of a few hundred German and Austrian Jews. At that time, the Dominican Republic became the only country to officially[…]

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Comedores offer a buffet with a great variety of typical local food. It’s a place where Dominicans like to go for lunch. First, you choose if you want to eat[…]

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The island of Hispaniola, home to the Dominican Republic, is one of the few divided islands in the world that is hosting two completely different countries. 10 fascinating divided islands