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    Dominican Dominican Presentation Transcript

    • Sade Curry Dominican Republic 12/22/06
    • General Imformaion
      • Languages is Spanish.
      • President is Leonel Fernandez.
      • There is 31 cities in the Dominican republic.
      • Population 8,895,00
      • In 1822 the Haitians conquered the Dominicans.
    • The Map
      • On Columbus first voyage in 1492 he claimed this land.
      • He named it La Esponola
      • The capital is Santo Domingo
      • It was made the capital in 1496
    • The Dominican Republic Flag
      • The flag was adopted on Nov 6, 1844.
      • The blue and red came from Haiti and the white cross is a symbol of faith.
      • Centered in the middle is the coat of arms it stands for national and state use only.
      • The bible has a gold cross .
      • Above the arms is three words Dros,Patria,Libertad they mean God,Country,Freedom
    • Their Food
      • This country is know for their agricultural.
      • The export lots of things that cant grow here is the U.S.
      • Bananas ,rice,beans, mangoes, passion fruit,beef,chicken meat, plantains.
      • To the right is one of their most know meals the La Bandera(The Flag)
    • Religious Beliefs
      • Their religious is Roman Catholicism.
      • Some of they believe in doing voodoo.
      • Male priest that practices voodoo are called Hungans and the name for females is mamabos.
      • There is also some then called a witch doctor their name is Brujos.
      • Folk practices ensalmo it’s a healing chant. Used with herbs and natural things
      • 89% of Dominicans are baptized.
      • Two groups of religion Evangelical Christians and the church of Jesus Christ of latter-day Saints.
    • Culture
      • D.R. was the first Spanish colony in the New World.
      • It’s a very mixed culture.
      • Their culture is very happy and peaceful .
      • “ No hay problema” means there’s no problems.
      • Dominicans love to party.
      • They have parade of the devil masks at the Santo Domingo carnival.
    • Holidays In The Dominican Republic
      • January 1, New Years Day.
      • January 6, Epiphany.
      • January 21, our lady of Altagracia Day.
      • January 26, Juan Pablo Duarte’s b-day.
      • February 26-27, Carnival.
      • February 27, independences day.
      • March or April, good Friday.
      • March or April, Easter Sunday.
      • April 14, Pan-American Day.
      • May 1, labor Day.
      • June 17, Corpus Christi.
      • July 16,Foundation of Sociedad la Trinitaria.
      • Late July, Santo Domingo Merengue Festival.
      • August 5, Founding of Santo Domingo.
      • August 16, Restoration day.
      • September 24, lady of Mercedes.
      • October 12, Columbus Day.
      • October 24, United Nations Day.
      • November 1 All Saint Day .
      • December 24-25, Christmas.
    • Ancestors
      • European, Native,and African roots.
      • The naïve land tribes was Taino and Carib.
      • They where killed by all the diseases the Europeans bought to their lands.
      • So African slaves where imported over to replace the natives.
      • 73% of Dominican are mixed
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    • Resources
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