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Monumento a Los Héroes de la Restauración

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Monumento a Los Héroes de la Restauración
Santiago, Dominican Republic

Feb 2019

Feb 3 - Feb 24

Santiago Carnival

Venue: Monumento a Los Héroes de la Restauración Monumento a Los Héroes de la Restauración
Santiago, Dominican Republic
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Every Sunday of the month of February, the carnival parades are held along the avenue Las Carreras towards the Monument with colorful floats and troupes to the rhythm of merengue. For the parade, the locals wear Diablos Cojuelos masks (Limping Devils) and disguises with mirrors and rattles. The devils carry inflated leather balloons that they use to make their way through the crowds. These costumes are considered works of art. In Santiago, the local artisans carry out a mask contest…

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