The Official List of the committee members for the 2017 Haiti Carnival has been selected and made official.
The National Carnival 2017 will take place in Les Cayes on the 26th, 27th and 28th of February. The theme: "N'ap Danse, N'ap Konstwi"
The list of the members is as folllows:
1) Claudel Dumas, President ;
2) Serge Chery, Vice-president ;
Every year, on the Labor Day, the New York City celebrates West Indian-American Day with a Carnival. The West Indian community celebrates their national tradition and culture on the first Monday of September; this year it was on September 7th. The celebration aims to promote, develop and celebrate Caribbean culture, arts, history and traditions with a weeklong display of festivities and a grand finale Carnival parade. On the Labor Day, many folklore and music shows that are significant to the Caribbean culture are displayed through the colorful parade in a joyful mood. Over a million people gather on Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn for the event, which celebrates Caribbean culture with food and music.
Here are some pictures taken during the National funeral in Champ-de-Mars for the victims of the Kanaval accident in February, 2015. Many artists toot the podium to express their feeling about the accident.
Se pa de ni twa moun ki te ginyin sou Chanmas, jodi Samdi sa pou fineray Nasyonal sa ke yo te fe pou tout victim aksidan kanaval la.
Haitian President Martelly, Prime Minister Paul, and other senior government officials were present at the state funeral of 17 victims, who died as a result of either being shocked, or trampled on during day two of a Carnival parade on Rue Capois. Paul declared three days of national mourning that ended with the funeral.
Breaking News. Following the major accident that took place on the 2nd day of Kanaval in Haiti, the Haitian Government has decided to cancel the third day of festivities. To put it simple, there will not be a Mardi Gras.
In addition to the cancellation of the third Day just announced by Prime Minister Evans Paul, there will be a national funeral for all the people who were killed as a result of the Electrocution incident this morning. The date for the National Funeral will be on February 21.
The Haitian government also announced that he will take charge of the funeral expanses for all the dead.
Breaking News - Major accident during the Kanaval in Haiti. Early today (Tuesday, February 17, 2015), the float carrying the musical group Barikad Crew hit a high tension electrical power and as a result, over 15b people have been reported dead.
The float of the Barikad Crew caught fire on Rue Capois as it was going under a high tension electric tension cable near Champ de Mars. star rappers of the Barikad group, known as Phantom, was reported to be the one who first received the electric charge. He is now in critical condition at the hospital
The number of dead so far has been a preliminary number. It is estimated that the dead tool could be much higher. The number of injuries has not been reported yet; however, it is estimated to be around several dozens. The injured have been transported to several hospitals throughout the Haitian Capital
Here is some of the best pictures taken during the Kanaval season in Haiti. As always, the Kanaval in Haiti has always been a celebration of color, art and culture. It wasn't anything less this year either
Just if you did not have a chance to be there, we are bringing you some of the best costumes and decor. We have over thirty pictures for you that we consider to be a true representation of the Haiti Kanaval 2015
Kreyol Pale, Kreyol Kompran
Me ket Foto Kanaval mwin pote pou nou. Se yon seri de foto ke mwin konsidere komm meilleur. Se yo ki yon vre representation de sa ki te passe nan jou sa yo ki soti passe-a
Haitians love their national carnival season. This year, through the efforts of various bodies and individual, the festivities that took place in Gonaives from March 2 to March 4 has left the nation on a post-celebration high. The country's president has rightly set about publicizing thanks to all those concerned in the smooth procession of the 2014 carnival.
The success of the three-day affair, where order and civility are concerned, was due in part to the effort of the National Police of Haiti (PNH), the health care workers and facilities on watch, and the public at large. While there were some casualties, as can be expected with any mass event like a carnival (472 wounded and nearly 50 arrested), there were only two reported deaths, one from a traffic accident and the other from over-imbibing.
From March 2 to 4, 2014, the historic City of Independence Gonaives will be in celebration mode as it will host The National Carnival. Will this Kanaval period mark the beginning of the electoral campaign for the "Tèt Kale" Political Party, ahead of everyone else?
Why do I say that?
1) Theme selected for 2014 Kanaval: "Tèt Kole pou Ayiti Pi Djanm"
2) Who made the selection: Martelly's government "Tèt Kale"
3) What's special about 2014: "Election Year"
We also know for a fact that the slogan in the mouth of many during the carnival season wil not be "Tèt Kole, but rather "tèt Kale".
Haitian President Michel Martelly completed his tour of the Artibonite region of Haiti over November 4th and 5th along with his accompanying advisors, and the Public Works and Transport Secretary of State, Philippe Cinéas. The tour stops included Desdunes, Ennery and Gonvaives, which was declared by the Head of State to be the next host of the Carnival in Haiti.
Haiti's Independence city, Gonaives, will host the 2014 carnival festivities being held between Sunday the 2nd of March 2014 and Tuesday the 4th. President Martelly made the announcement while addressing a crowd of Gonaives residents, who cheered loudly to the news that their city would host the festivities. Rounding out his visit, the President also gave away computer science scholarships to 10 lucky and deserving Gonaives residents.
What would Jacmel tourism be without a decided slant towards the Carnival lift that makes the town so popular? It is a question Jacmel residents raised and the government listened to. Plans for the building of a Museum of Carnival in the city of Jacmel have been outlined and should be completed and the museum inaugurated by the end of 2013 or by the start of next year.
On October 14 and 15, 2013, the project was given the go ahead in the workshop meetings of the body comprised of the Southeast Departmental Directorate of Tourism, the Ministry of Culture, UNESCO representatives, artisans and those from the education sector and other local authorities including, Hugues André Paul, the mayor of Jacmel, Jean Solage, the deputy mayor of Jacmel, and the technical assistant of culture and Heritage for the Spanish Cooperation, Carola Paredes.
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