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WORLD TOURISM DAY

Since 1980, the United Nations World Tourism Organization has celebrated World Tourism Day on September 27. This date was chosen as on that day in 1970, the Statutes of the UNWTO were adopted. The adoption of these Statutes is considered a milestone in global tourism. The purpose of this day is to raise awareness on the role of tourism within the… Continue Reading

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TIME CAPSULE: DOMINICAN REPUBLIC’S RESTORATION DAY

Restoration Day (Día de la Restauración) — a national holiday that commemorates the commencement of the two-year-long war against the Spanish Colonial Army (on August 16, 1863) that won the Dominican Republic its independence from Spain (in 1865). There are actually two Independence Days in the Dominican Republic (DR), the first and official Independence Day… Continue Reading

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LUIS FONSI SAYS PRESENT AT THE 2016 HEAT LATIN MUSIC AWARDS

The number one Latin music channel confirms Luis Fonsi within the artists who will participate in the second edition of this award led this year by the CNN journalist Ismael Cala and Colombian cheerleader Jessica Cediel. HTV, Heat Latin Music Awards confirms the performance of singer Luis Fonsi, who will place the romantic touch this coming June… Continue Reading

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CAP CANA IS READY FOR THE 2016 HEAT LATIN MUSIC AWARDS

Cap Cana gets ready to receive the second edition of the international awards ceremony Heat Latin Music Awards to be celebrated this coming Thursday June 16 at 5:00PM in an unprecedented ceremony with the presence of more than one hundred invited artists and celebrities. The paradisiacal venue of one of the most important  touristic real… Continue Reading

INTERNATIONAL WORKER’S DAY

International Workers’ Day, also known as Labour Day in some places, is a celebration of labourers and the working classes that is promoted by the international labour movement, anarchists, socialists, and communists and occurs every year on May Day, 1 May, an ancient European spring holiday. The date was chosen for International Workers’ Day by… Continue Reading

INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY

In November 2011, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) officially designated April 30 as International Jazz Day in order to highlight jazz and its diplomatic role of uniting people in all corners of the globe. International Jazz Day is chaired and led by Irina Bokova, UNESCO Director General, and legendary jazz pianist and composer… Continue Reading

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8 SPOTS TO BREAK A SWEAT DURING HOLY WEEK

Easter is fast-approaching, and leading up to the springtime holiday is Holy Week, which, in Roman Catholic tradition, is the last week of Lent, taking place right before Easter (which falls on Sunday, March 20th this year). Parades, processions, traditional celebrations, lively festivities, marching bands, festive foods: These are the sights, sounds, and flavors of Holy… Continue Reading

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THE EASTER EGG

Article repost from Wikipedia Easter eggs, also called Paschal eggs, are decorated eggs that are often given to celebrate Easter or springtime. As such, Easter eggs are common during the season of Easter tide (Easter season). The oldest tradition is to use dyed and painted chicken eggs, but a modern custom is to substitute chocolate eggs, or plastic eggs filled with confectionery such as chocolate. Although eggs, in… Continue Reading

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DOMINICAN CARNIVAL FOLKLORE

Although some towns celebrate it during March, Holy Week, and August, the Carnival in the Dominican Republic is celebrated throughout the entire month of February. The festival usually climaxes around February 27th, which is the Dominican Independence Day. In Santo Domingo, this primarily involves a large display of military power (including the Dominican air force, navy, and other armed forces)…. Continue Reading

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SANCTUARY AT CAP CANA IS NOW ADULTS ONLY RESORT

Sanctuary Cap Cana by AlSol introduces its new adults-only concept to the AlSol Hotels and Resorts portfolio. Offering the ultimate in luxury for couples seeking romantic getaways, the growing brand’s recently renovated and reopened flagship property will welcome travelers 18-years-old and older to its pristine oceanfront location in Cap Cana, the jewel of Punta Cana,… Continue Reading