Monday, February 27, 2012

February 27 - Independence Day


We are celebrating Independence Day here in the Dominican Republic. On February 27, 1844 the Dominican Republic gained it's independence from Haiti. (It had previously gained independence twice from Spain and was also ruled later by the United States and became independent from them in 1924.) We are thankful for the opportunity to live in this wonderful country!

There is no school today and many businesses are closed. We have been invited to have pizza with some Dominican friends although I don't think that's the typical way to celebrate the day. I wouldn't be surprise if we see some fireworks!

Have a great day!

Marcie Cooper

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