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Do they celebrate Halloween in the Dominican Republic?

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Since it is so close to the US and so many Dominicans live in the US one would assume that they do, but I've rarely seen it. Do they?
asked Nov 11, 2015 in Travel and Leisure by anonymous
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No, not really.


But like in all countries that have come under American influence, you will find random Halloween parties, especially the adult-themed kind. But it is unlikely you will see kids trick-or-treating in the streets.

Since Halloween is a predominantly American celebration, most non-American nations shun it. This can be because of nationalistic pride, but also the aversion to celebrating other people's holidays. Besides that you will also find that the DR is a Catholic country that detests anything 'demonic', and Halloween is seen as one of those 'demonic' fiestas celebrated by "those heathens." The fact that during the carnival they like to dress up in 'demonic' costumes seems to be ironic.


There is a great article about that on Kiskeya.Life: Why Dominican Don't Celebrate Halloween

answered Nov 11, 2015 by AlecCorday (5,810 points)
I live in the Dominican Republic and i assure you we do celebrate it. Other Answers are incorrect we do infact celebrate halloween.

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