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Here we celebrate all the holidays. Gett for your St Valentine's day, Christmas and Easter. You will also find all the relevent information about Carnival, Fete Champetre that are celebrated in many cities and towns in Haiti

Imagine United States of America without Louisiana, say thanks to Haiti

In 1802, the United States found out Spain secretly ceded the Louisiana Territory to France. US president Thomas Jefferson felt that was a threat since the produce of three-eighths of the territory must pass through New Orleans to get to market.

After the Haitian revolution, Napoleon felt that France no longer needed to use New Orleans as a port to supply or defend the Caribbean colony. Also the war in Saint-Domingue(Haiti) had taken the live of more than 40,000 French soldiers. A historic deal was struck to sell the Louisiana Territory where the US paid $219 million in today's dollars to France for the acquisition of 828,800 square acres and control of the Mississippi

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Haitian Holidays Similar to America's

Haiti celebrates many of the same holidays Americans do, including Fourth of July, Flag Day, All Souls Day, Christopher Columbus, Easter, and Christmas.

The first holiday in Haiti is New Years Day, which lasts an entire week. The largest event of the year, Haitians prepare a feast of ham, turkey stew, black rice, and plantains. Rhum Barbancourt is also consumed. The holiday celebrates Haiti as the first black-led Republic.

Carnival, in early February, mimics Louisiana's Mardi Gras. Both atonement for sins and raucous partying before Lent begins, it is a three-day orgy of dancing, drinking, and parades.

Easter week, or Rara, has activities including politically-motivated performances, parades, and a traditional menu of fish, yams, beans, and rice.

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Thanksgiving Haitian Turkey Recipe

Does Haiti Celebrate Thanksgiving?

Marinate the turkey in a large vessel and pound garlic with a pinch of salt, 5 sprigs thyme, 5 sprigs parsley and oregano in a pounder or food processor. Transfer them to a bowl to add 1 tablespoon vinegar, lemon juice and 2 teaspoons water. Keep them aside.

Ingredients
Peeled cloves garlic 8 numbers
Salt to taste
Sprigs flat- parsley leaf- 8
Sprigs thyme- 8
Sprigs oregano- 2
Fresh lemon juice-1 cup
Apple cider vinegar- 2 tablespoons
Brined or Kosher turkey, trimmed of skin and excess fat, neck and giblets reserved, well rinsed, -- 20 pounds
Limes halved- 6 number
Adobo-- 2 tablespoons
Black pepper freshly ground
Finely chopped ham --1/3 cup
Scotch bonnet peppers, diced-- 2
Sweet small peppers known as cachuchas or Ajicitos Dulces-- 8
OR
Cubanelle pepper, seeded and cut into 1/3-inch dice-- 1 large
Finely chopped Red onion --1/2 cup
Manzanilla olives with pimento, finely chopped-- 1/4 cup
Finely chopped Capers-- 20
Dry Red wine-- 1 bottle
Ground Achiote-- 1 teaspoon
Tomato paste-- 6 ounces
Extra Virgin Olive Oil-- 2 tablespoons
Chicken stock or broth-- 2 cups
Peeled and thinly sliced Red Onion-- 1/2
Red Bell Pepper thinly sliced-- 1/2

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Day of the Dead Celebration in Haiti

The day of the dead might strike the ignorant as a macabre event, especially in Haiti where the November 1st and 2nd celebration is intricately linked with Vodou. But the practice, shared by other countries such as Mexico and Guatemala, with roots as far-reaching into history the Aztec civilization, though called by other names in different locales, is not so much a dark, pagan ritual as a joyous celebration of the life of lost ancestors.

Hundreds of practitioners of the Vodou and Christian persuasion flock cemeteries and light homemade candles, strew flowers, and offer food and alcohol to the spirits Ghede and Baron Samdi. And since Vodou's legalization in 2003, the ceremonies have become more accessible and certainly more attractive to tourists wanting to witness the cultural spectacle.

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Valentine's Day Tips

It is through a Valentine's Day greeting that you can convey your feelings and thoughts to that special person in your life. On this day, via the greeting, your heart is able to do the talking. Valentine's Day, celebrated on 14th February each year, is a special day to pour your heart out to the loved one and celebrate the relationship.

Some of the best wishes could be like this. "I really feel incredibly lucky, the arrow has brought the two of us together", "Happy Valentine's Day", "Looking towards sharing a hot and spicy Valentine's Day with you", " Sending you special Valentine's Day wishes", "You are so sweet, just for you, Happy Valentine's Day" and lots more.

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Valentine's Day Greeting

It is through a Valentine's Day greeting that you can convey your feelings and thoughts to that special person in your life. On this day, via the greeting, your heart is able to do the talking. Valentine's Day, celebrated on 14th February each year, is a special day to pour your heart out to the loved one and celebrate the relationship.

Some of the best wishes could be like this. "I really feel incredibly lucky, the arrow has brought the two of us together", "Happy Valentine's Day", "Looking towards sharing a hot and spicy Valentine's Day with you", " Sending you special Valentine's Day wishes", "You are so sweet, just for you, Happy Valentine's Day" and lots more.

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Last Minute Christmas Gifts

Everyone these days are so busy that there is hardly much time left at the end of the day and hence purchasing last minute Christmas gifts is a common thing. The shopping experience can be a good one only if a few important tips are followed. There is every chance of forgetting to purchase a gift for someone you care, especially when you have not had enough time on hand.

Even at the last minute there are plenty of gifts available at various shops on the internet and brick and mortar stores. As the saying goes, 'Better late than never', if you have genuinely forgotten someone then gifting at the last minute also is not too bad. Ensure a great gift by dedicating at least some time towards the shopping.

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Deciding For the Right Choice of Wedding Gifts

The act of giving out of gifts during a marriage ceremony has been dated back for many centuries ago. A gift shows how affectionate and how happy a person is, for the couple that is getting married. There are a lot of gifts that one can decide to give especially for a young couple in order to help them start a new home.

Whether small or large, a wedding gift is of much importance to the couple. There are many instances that such gifts are duplicated. This calls for the need to come up with a gift registry.

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Holiday Greeting Tips

During the holiday seasons like Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Year especially other holidays or religious and cultural celebrations in a particular country, holiday greetings are exchanged with good intentions with friends, family and strangers for which you will need to follow some holiday greeting tips. The word 'Happy' is typically followed by the name of holiday concerned.

During winter and summer holidays, people wish each other by saying 'Happy Holidays'. The greetings are also associated with peace, joy, fun and good luck while the holiday is being spent. People wish each other in the hope that they will enjoy a great holiday.

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Valentine's Day Gift

Valentine's Day celebrated on February 14th is a traditional day that had started in the nineteenth century on which an anonymous Valentine's Day gift, love notes and cards are commonly sent by lovers to each other to express love. Modern symbols of Valentine's Day include the figure of Cupid with wings and an outline in heart shape.

Initially notes were hand written but now there is mass production of greeting cards. After Christmas, it is this day which involves an approximate sale of one billion cards. Around 85 percent of the card buyers are women. A platonic greeting generically used is the 'Happy Valentine's Day'.

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