In many places around the world, Carnival is a one-day affair (falling on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday) or, at most, it runs for a few days leading up to the beginning of Lent. Dominican Republic isn’t content to settle for such a short celebration. Instead on every Sunday in February, revelers in costume dance and parade through the streets of every city and in every region of the country. The season typically kicks off with an enormous gala show in Santiago
and concludes with the country’s Independence Day on February 27.