Haitians come together to celebrate their famed National Carnival

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, February 5, 2018 Under: National
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Haitians of all creed and classes are coming together, to celebrate their country’s famed carnival. This Sunday, Jacmel was one of the first Haitian cities to launch its national carnival celebration.

Thousands of people took to the street in the small south east city, famous for its landscape, beautiful beaches and its colorful paper machés; to dance, drink, and celebrate their afro heritage.

Jacmel was hard hit by hurricane Matthew in October 2016, and severely affected by the 2010 earthquake, but successive natural disasters and other challenges have never stopped the people of Jacmel to continue celebrating and creating beautiful artworks.

The decision of the city however this year, to ban former President Michel Martelly from participating due to his usual obscene stage performances and for denigrating women through his lyrics has caused controversies.

The National Carnival in Haiti will be held from February 11 to the 13.

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