Happy Haiti Independence Day, This Pumpkin Soup (Soup Joumou) Is For You

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New Year Independence Day - Soup Joumou or Pumpkin Soup

As a reminder, Independence day in Haiti is an important holiday. we are fortunate to celebrate two important events on this day: On January 1, Haitians all over the world celebrate both New Year's Day and Independence Day.

This little nation made history on January 1, 1804 by becoming the first Black Country to gain its independence. At the same time we change the name of the country back to its original name "Ayiti", name given by the original inhabitants and before Christopher Columbus so called discovered the Island in 1492. At that point the island was named "Hispaniola"

"Haiti" means mountainous land

The struggle for Haiti independence started at an early stage of the French colonization. However, it becomes very clear when Toussaint L'Ouverture who is one of the greatest heroes for Haiti and the world got involved. His fight gave birth to other important names in the Haitian revolution such as Jean Jacques Dessalines, Henri Christophe, Francois Capois and many others

All these leading to the final battle "Bataille de vertiere" which gave us our independence on January 1, 1804. Many of these generals died fighting for the independence of Haiti. Since that year, all Haitians started to eat Pumpkin soup (Soup Joumou), a way to demonstrate that everyone was equal and that we were no longer slaves.

On this important day in our history, let me offer you a bowl of Pumpkin soup (Soup Joumou).

How to make Haiti's Independence Day Pumpkin Soup:

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Bedelyne Barthelus says...

Thank you, the soup looks delicious .Happy new year!!!

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