The Dominican Republic will present a wide sample of its national offer next weekend at The Wharf in Washington, D.C., as part of the activities for Hispanic Heritage Month in this city.
With this exhibition, the Dominican Republic seeks to strengthen the commercial, touristic and cultural interest in the United States, being the guest of honor of this year’s festivities.
The Dominican Embassy in the United States is the coordinator of the exhibition, which has the support of the Fiesta DC organization, the Mayor’s Office of the City of Washington, the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Tourism, Pro Dominicana and the Mayor’s Office of the National District.
On Friday, September 10, the Mangú Challenge will be held, an event that transforms the emblematic Dominican dish and in which seven Creole restaurants from the Washington and Maryland area will participate, thanks to a collaboration between the embassy and Flavor Fusion Fest.
The main events will be held on Saturday, September 11 and Sunday, September 12, 2021 at the aforementioned pier, where several tents will be set up for the exhibition, tasting and sales of national products in which 18 Dominican companies representing agro-industrial sectors such as cigars, chocolate, coffee, cassava, as well as jewelry, handicrafts and cosmetic products will participate.
Those present will also enjoy folkloric dances and diablos cojuelos, short films, promotional videos of the country and a cocktail to celebrate the Dominican presence in the so-called capital of the world.
“We call on all Dominicans to join this great event that has broad support from the Spanish-speaking communities residing in the area, who seek to keep their cultural roots alive and who have chosen the Dominican Republic as this year’s guest of honor,” the embassy said in a press release.
The Diplomatic Mission highlighted the initiative of the Fiesta DC organization, whose Hispanic Heritage celebration this weekend also includes a large Hispanic parade on Sunday afternoon, September 12, 2021, between Pennsylvania and Constitution Avenues.
These celebrations will take place on a pier in the area called The Wharf, one of the most visited family entertainment and recreation areas in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.