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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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Haitian Mother would not let children Trick-or-treat on Halloween

Halloween Caribbean Pirate

We have a dilemma in this house, hoping you will help to bring some light. I have a friend of mine, a "typical Haitian" who is extremely religious. The problem is that she has two young children that she would not let them go out on Halloween to do Trick-or-treating in the neighborhood.

Reasons of mother not wanting her children to "Trick or treat":

"This is not good for children, they are worshiping the devel",

" Sa Se Bagay Djab"

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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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Haitian Thanksgiving

Haitian Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Day is not just for Americans because Haitians have their own ways of celebrating it too. While Thanksgiving is a national holiday in the United States, there are people from the Caribbean and Haiti in particular who have adopted this American tradition.

Just like Americans, Haitian families all over the world take the opportunity of the Thanksgiving Holiday to be with each other. Many of them have big turkey dinners and watch sports among other things.

The only difference is that they add a Caribbean touch and flavor to their celebration in the form of food. Many people from the U.S. with Caribbean roots, do celebrate with their own special menus for the occasion. They are the foods commonly served at Thanksgiving, but with an island flare.

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Best Haitian food for Thanksgiving

Typical Haitian Food, Avocado

Best Haitian food for Thanksgiving: Diri ak djon djon, Haitian Griot and Pikliz

Although Thanksgiving is not exactly a Haitian holiday, many people from the U.S. with Caribbean roots, do celebrate with their own special menus for the occasion. I created the following menu to highlight the foods commonly served at Thanksgiving, but with an island flare. I hope you enjoy the recipes enough to start a new tradition of your own. - Diri ak djon djon - Haitian Griot - Haitian Pikliz Recipe

Haitian Food Tips For Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving Day is not just for Americans because Haitians have their own ways of celebrating it too. While Thanksgiving is a national holiday in the United States, there are people from Caribbean and Haitian families that celebrate as well. However, they add a Caribbean touch and flavor to their celebration in the form of food. There are various Haitian food that are popular for Thanksgiving. Among these are Diri ak djon jdon, Haitian Griot and Pikliz.

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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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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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Unique Christmas Gifts

Christmas is a time to exchange some of the best unique Christmas gifts. It is celebrated in many countries across the world and exchanging gifts is a universal part of the celebrations. Great Christmas holidays can be shared with friends and family and unique gifts selected as part of gift ideas for Christmas.

As per the favorite choice of the recipient, Christmas music and candles, tickets to a movie related to Christmas, Christmas glasses, motif platters and mugs, holiday books in one the elegant editions, picture frames, a planner for the desk, crockery, glass plates, wine glasses, calendar, a Christmas wall hanging, a bell pull, a center piece, diary, a holder for cards and gilt ornaments.

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Guidelines for Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving is the first event of the holiday season. Although many families' Thanksgiving get-togethers are happy occasions, other families' are not.

Intra-family tensions erupt into fights, sometimes at the dinner table during Thanksgiving. The pleasure of feasting can be ruined by one careless remark. Here are some guidelines on how to behave

Thanksgiving Day.

If the host has declared the Thanksgiving meal will be a potluck, be sure to bring a dish. Do not duplicate someone else's dish; ask beforehand. If your finances are tight, bring cranberry sauce, horseradish, or dinner rolls.

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