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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.- More than 8,000 tourists romped to this year’s fifth annual Punta Cana Carnaval, an event to showcase folklore and culture organized by the Puntacana Group, with the collaboration of the Union Vegana Carnaval.

 “The Punta Cana Carnaval seeks to especially promote Dominican culture and folklore around the world and to the thousands of tourists who visit our country’s East region,” said Puntacana Group President and CEO, Frank Rainieri, in his message to open the parade, dedicated to the folklore legend, Dagoberto Tejeda.

Among this year’s sponsors figure the Tourism Ministry, Claro, Brugal, Presidente, Listin Diario, Supermercados Nacional, Tropigas, Grupo Rica, CTN, Caribbean Catering Service, Banco Popular, Seguros Universal,  Hielo Alaska, Coca Cola, and Chevron Texaco.

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Written by: Atabey, 16 Mar 2012 9:14 AM
From: United States, Bring DT Forum Back--

A good development. Hope it materializes in future as a biggie among similar Global parties.
Written by: TonyTunTun, 16 Mar 2012 4:41 PM
From: United States
Its a great idea. Punta Cana should bring in caravans from other islands and make it the best carnaval in the caribbean.
Written by: RoyStone, 17 Mar 2012 9:18 PM
From: Australia
Looks like a great event and if they maintain a high standard, it will soon overshadow La Vega, which is better suited to the local Dominican public and not overseas tourists.
Written by: PuntaCanaMike, 19 Mar 2012 4:35 PM
From: Dominican Republic
8,000 tourists???? I hardly think so! There was one grandstand set up by Bavaro Runners...maybe 400 persons and that is being generous. The rest....local residents from Higuey and east. Given the traffic snarls caused on the road to the airport, I think a new venue is in order. That being said...I did enjoy it!!!! Well done!
Written by: guillermone, 19 Mar 2012 10:52 PM
From: United States, Bring Back DT Forum

It is probably going to end like the fake hoola dancers in Hawaii, a make believe show set up exclusively for the tourist who cant tell the difference. When you have too much order and staged performances the event will turn into a sterile celebration, a make believe party and will lose the spontaneous charm natives prefer and enjoy. That is why I love the bull races in pamplona,Spain. It is real and there is nothing fake about it, where everbody joins in and becomes part of the action and not just spectators craving to participate.
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