Haitian Art 

Haiti is world famous for its distinctive art which continues to receive critical acclaim. Haitian art consists of mostly visual arts, such as paintings, sculpture and drum metal sculpture, an art form endemic to the country. Haitian art reflect a complex tradition of African, French, Catholic and tribal Voudou.

Landmarks of Haiti

Haiti has many particularly well known structures that are historically and culturally significant to the country, and also some of mother nature own distinguish touch, which Haiti is not short of. From the Citadelle Laferrière in Cap-Haitien, to the Iron Market in Port-au-Prince and the Bassin Bleue in Jacmel, below are some of the most famous Landmarks of Haiti; landmarks which proudly set the country apart, and reaffirm loudly once again, that Haiti is a country worth visiting, especially after numerous studies released ranked Haiti as one of the top safest countries in the Americas. Crime rate in Haiti as of 2014 is equal to that of the city of Long Beach, California. Yes, Haiti's crime rate is significantly lower than that of Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Bahamas. As Haiti continues to tremendously tackle the insecurity that has long damaged Its reputation, we invite you to rediscover the long lost Pearl of the Antilles.


Lake Azeui

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, October 23, 2014 Under: Lake

Lake Azuei is the largest lake of Haiti and the second largest in Hispaniola, located in the extremely fertile Plaine du Cul-de-Sac, 18 miles east of Port-au-Prince. Part of the lake also serves as a border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic, where its twin and also the largest lake of the Island, is known as Lake Enriquillo. The lake is 16 kilometers long and 4 kilometers wide.

Lake Azuei is one of only 5 like its type in the entire world to harbor over 100 different species of animals, including flamingos, eagles and american crocodiles; as many as 400 breeding pairs of birds; some 17.000 mirror cap fish which were previously thought to live only in Europe, how they got there is still a mystery; some 50.000 Tilapia fish; to have almost the entirety of its flora endemic and to have two different type of water: While the western part has saline water, the eastern part has fresh water even though the lake is not feed by any river; numerous springs emanate from calciferous rocks found deep underneath it.

Lake Azuei is worldly recognized as an important breeding, passage, wintering of numerous bird species throughout the Americas and, extensive studies are conducted by numerous international agencies frequently, still amazed by the lake uniqueness. 
Lake Azuei unfortunately does not benefit a protected status from  Haitian authorities.

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Many know that Haiti's help was crucial in the liberation of many Latin American countries, the most remembered being the liberation of Venezuela, however most are unaware that the first Black Republic also helped many other countries well beyond its shores in the Americas.  

America had been watching very closely the relationship between Germany and Haiti; some 50 years after Haiti had gained its independence, German interests on the half island had grown considerably.

Haiti in the late 1800s had a small German population of around 250, which was in control however of 80% of the country's wealth. 

Legba is undoubtedly the most important spirits in the hierarchy of Vodou; he is the guardian of the gates, crossroads, courtyards and all Vodou temples (Peristil).

He is the necessary intermediary between the livings and the spiritual world, his powers are absolutely a must for any kind of interaction with the Loas.

Bois Caiman, slave revolt

On the night of August 14th, 1791, the Slaves of Saint Domingue, today Haiti, came together under the leadership of a Hougan or Vodou priest from Jamaica, named Dutty Bookman for the organization of a secret meeting with the purpose of starting a revolution to put an end to slavery in the French colony.