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To the description of carnaval as posted by Toudenoir I would add: the jambes de bois groups of adults and children.

All "deguise" and parading on long, tall jambes de bois.

A huge, colorful, dancing and reveling parade.

A feast for the eyes and the ears. Diabolo often the last group in the cortege.

Bringing up the rear, all in jaune abricot and black, chanting: Nou bayo devan, yo pasa paret.

Big ships full of tourists blans lined up from behind La Gonave waiting to discharge their passengers in Port-au-Prince, Petit Goave, Miragoane.

L'armee Haitienne en force in the cortege instilling order.

Bel bagay.

We did not have any insecurity back then. No kidnapping, no tet chage, no black-out, no sida.

In case you are wondering.

It was during and around the tenure of President Paul Eugene Magloire: 1950-1957.

Back then Caribbean tourists destinations were Cuba #1 and Haiti #2.

And now Haiti has this mascarade passing itself for carnaval.

J-r Auguste, February 1 2012, 8:28 PM

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Yes, I would like to go, to work together with the young people in Church, but I don't have a date yet. Pray for me so I can go. May God continue to... read more >
Calixte Guerrier, 31-Jan-12 9:12 am
Mezanmi mwen konnen anpil nan nou pral lapide m pou sa mwen pral di an la. But go ahead, I will take it. Nou gen 2 ans depi yon tranbleman de te... read more >
Damebochie, 31-Jan-12 11:17 am
Michel Martelly have to remove that shit in that country, we want to hear from Haiti about God in heaven, his true church on the land of Haiti. You... read more >
Patrick Princivil, 31-Jan-12 11:47 am
bravo pou tout moun kap pale comme c'est la democratie nou gen dwa di toput sa nou dwe di. nou pran plezi antre bagay Divin chak jou ak bagay sosial... read more >
Atchy, 31-Jan-12 5:41 pm
I remember Carnaval in Haiti when I was growing up, and cannot explain it. You had to be there at the time, and the parade use to pass in Bas Peu De... read more >
Josy, 1-Feb-12 3:23 am
No I will not go. This charade is a carnaval in name only. A bunch of non costumed people milling about for three days. In the Haiti of my... read more >
Toudenoir, 1-Feb-12 7:11 pm
To the description of carnaval as posted by Toudenoir I would add: the jambes de bois groups of adults and children. All "deguise" and parading on... read more >
J-r Auguste, 1-Feb-12 8:28 pm

 

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