The 3rd Festival of the Grape Chardonnieres

The Foundation for the Development of Chardonnieres has, for the 3rd consecutive year, arranged the Festival of Grape of Chardonnieres in the Southern Department. In general, this function is meant to market national traditions. It is also targeted at reviving the domestic growing of grapes and highlighting Chardonnieres. This event took place over a week from the 23rd to the 28th of July, 2014. This event was be supported by Knowledge and Freedom Foundation (FOKAL).


What does the festival offer?

The President of Fodech, Alix Denis Hibarts, who is also a member and organizer of the festival promised and delivered the following activities at the festival:
• Lectures had been offered

• The holding of debates

• Traditional activities

• Entertainment on the street

• Street cinemas

An exhibition on grapes was also available for visitors. This aimed to educate them on its culture and harvest.

In 2013, 9 thousand people were in attendance at this event and this year, organizers were hopeful of targeting more people. A promotion campaign was put underway on social networks to market this event.
About Fodech

The Foundation for the Development of Chardonnieres is a non-profit-organization. It was set up in February 2002 to help improve the living conditions of poor people in Southern Haiti. This was to give assistance in areas of education, health, economy, etc.

The Festival of Grape of Chardonnieres is an important cultural event that serves to bring entertainment to people. Coupled with this, it also serves to educate people on grape culture.

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