How is Easter celebrated in Haiti

Did you know? Catholics, Christians, and Vodouisants alike celebrate Easter in their own way in Haiti... But how exactly is Easter celebrated in Haiti?

Haitian Easter weekend

KREYOL: Joyeuses Pâques - Kijan Haitien Celebré la fete Pâques? Mwen genyen kek zanmi ki nan rivière nan moman an ki ap manje poisson griye ak du vin... Gen yen lot, se ti Morrue yo yap jere jodi a... Kijan w-ap fete fè Pâques la laa menm...

When a was a kid growing up in Hinche Haiti, I used to see palm leaves hung in front of people's houses Easter weekend. Catholics used palm to make little crosses to put in their shirts when they go to church Easter Sunday...

In Haiti, Good Friday is a legal holiday...

Almost every Haitian goes to church on Easter Sunday... LOL... For many of them, this is the only Sunday they go to church...

FOOD: Haitians do not eat read meat during Easter, they eat fish.

Here are few little things I remember about Easter in Haiti...

There is this tree they call "MESTIYEN." I used to hear that if you cut open this tree on Easter Sunday it will bleed... so I never did.

There is is also this little toy call "VONVON" that kids used to make for easter... we tie a flat piece of metal to the end of a string. When you spin it, it makes a sound and you can hear the kids spining it saying "Bondye mouri Bondye Leve..."

This how we celebrated easter in Haiti... What about you?

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Douwelsie Skaly Maxime On my country on friday the all People coming to celebrated Killing Jesus. And they eat only fish
Reply · April 13 at 10:42 AM
Kayla do they dye eggs?
Reply · December 05 at 11:33 AM
Max Mondesir When i was akid growing up,in Aquin i also heard about Metsiyen bleed blood on easter.I also used to play with VONVON.You just remind me my... see more
Reply · April 03 at 11:31 AM
Max Mondesir When i was akid growing up,in Aquin i also heard about Metsiyen bleed blood on easter.I also used to play with VONVON.You just remind me my... see more
Reply · April 03 at 11:30 AM
Jean F Lebrun bon map manje ti poisson sale moin bon bagay
Reply · April 03 at 11:03 AM
Patrick Gaspard I do remember.i think that it was rather on Good Friday one should not touch the tree called medsiyen.Another legend says taking a shower or dive in... see more
Reply · April 21 at 3:34 PM

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