After the suspension for two years, due to the Covid 19 pandemic, the population of Pedernales started this Saturday the 14th, until the 21st of this month, with its traditional Patron Saint Festivities in honor of its patron saint, the Virgen de la Altagracia.
The patronal festival restarted with a welcome bonus at dawn through the streets of Pedernales, made up of an organizing committee made up of 14 people, led by the Young Miguel Antonio Pérez Cuevas, also known as Chichí Aquiles.
Cuevas informed that today the activities begin this afternoon with the Popular Games and at night the South Band Orchestra, by Duvergé.
He said that the programming is loaded with each segment, which will be presented on a stage where the population, as was their custom, will traditionally gather each year in the municipal recreation park, which is where the stage will be located.
Tomorrow, Sunday, the urban artist Paromba will be presented on stage; Monday the bachatero Solterito del Sur; on Tuesday urban artist Nfasis, Joe the Taster and the typical merenguero Krisspy; Wednesday orchestra Pasión Bachatera; Thursday orchestra of Los Hermanos Rosarios; Friday Conjunto Típico de Santo Domingo and the Orquesta Salsera Adolescentes; and Saturday 21, the day of Altagracia, the bachatero Marino Castellano and the Internacional Stuff.
In this sense, he said that the entertainers will go up to tarina, respecting that the sponsors who present an orchestra bring their own entertainer who understands, which can serve for their motivation.
In the same way, the Catholic Parish “Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia”, despite the pandemic, will also develop its religious patronal festival in its premises during these days.
The activities of Mother Church are presented in a program that the parish organizes every year, directed by the priest José Volquez and that the Christian community of that congregation also participates in.