2nd Sunday of Puerto Plata Carnival 2016
PUERTO PLATA – Valentine’s Day coincided with the second Sunday of Carnival Puerto Plata 2016, where thousands of people of all ages gathered at one end of the avenue to enjoy the traditional folk and cultural festival, despite the cold weather and rain.
As usual, the Sunday Carnival in Puerto Plata began with the entrance of King Momo; Ramon Suarez, and the Queen of Carnival; Miss Lopez Nunez Aquianny, with addition of 11 youngsters, the finalists of the contest.
After presenting a total of 45 individual troupes, the jury evaluated each participant and chose the winners: “Las Gordas del sabor”, “Palos Dominicanos” y “Los Indios de Suky”, and single winners: “El Demonio de San Valentín”, “El amor de Los Simpson”, “Mi Sombra” y “Robalagallina”
In the event organized by the Carnival Union of Puerto Plata (UCAPPLATA) chaired by Dr. Yanco Souffront, many tourists from the United States, Canada, England, Germany, France, Peru were present, who were fascinated with colorful creativity of the Carnival.
The entire perimeter of the “Zona de Carnaval” was strictly guarded by dozens of Police agents headed by Colonel Frank Felix Duran Mejia, along with soldiers from the Air Base of Puerto Plata in the company of members of CESTUR, AMET, Municipal Police and Rescue volunteers and the Dominican Scorpion Fire Academy (ACADOBOM) ensuring the safety of hundreds of citizens.
Source: Puerto Plata Digital
Feb 15, 2016
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