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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Kayla says...

Do they dye eggs?

do they dye eggs?

Max Mondesir says...

When i was akid growing up,in Aquin i also heard about Metsiyen...

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 youth.

Happy Easter MrSt.Preux.

Max Mondesir says...

When i was akid growing up,in Aquin i also heard about Metsiyen...

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 youth.

Happy Easter MrSt.Preux.

Jean F Lebrun says...

Bon map manje ti poisson sale moin bon bagay

bon map manje ti poisson sale moin bon bagay

Patrick Gaspard says...

I do remember.i think that it was rather on Good Friday one...

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 a pool could make turn into a fish(lol).

but the funniest part of it: Good Friday is the day most Haitians spend most money on food: Imported canned salmon, fine olive oil on fancy salads.

a day of sacrifice.LOL!

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