Haiti Carnival

Tue 13 Feb 2024

Haiti | caribbean

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About Carnival

The Carnival celebration in Haiti is a time of art, song, dance, and costume that has many observable features and symbolic meanings. During this annual celebration before Lent, residents of Haiti take to the streets with striking costumes and dance during the parades.

The large official public celebration of carnival in Haiti started in 1804 in the capital of Haiti, Port-au-Prince, so it has many years of history, changes, anecdotes and memories that are sometimes shared by the longest-lived people on the island.

Haitian Protestants saw this celebration as sinful, as they said they performed sexually suggestive dances, plays full of blasphemy and songs where they mocked the authorities, which is still done to this day.
Haiti’s carnival was marked by the French slaves who arrived in Trinidad and Tobago, because they could not participate in the party, so they decided to make it among themselves in their tents, which they called Calypso, which is known today as a genre that is heard for the date.

From Trinidad, this celebration spread to different islands of the Caribbean, which is still preserved to this day and is becoming more and more lively, as other musical bands have been founded and have contributed to give joy to the parades. Wonderful!

Music

Sammy Sosa
Michael Brun Feat LastMonday & Ms Nina
Haiti
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