Haitian Art 


Haiti is world famous for its distinctive art which continues to receive critical acclaim. Haitian art consists of mostly visual arts, such as paintings, sculpture and drum metal sculpture, an art form endemic to the country. Haitian art reflect a complex tradition of African, French, Catholic and tribal Voudou.
  

Landmarks of Haiti

Haiti has many particularly well known structures that are historically and culturally significant to the country, and also some of mother nature own distinguish touch, which Haiti is not short of. From the Citadelle Laferrière in Cap-Haitien, to the Iron Market in Port-au-Prince and the Bassin Bleue in Jacmel, below are some of the most famous Landmarks of Haiti; landmarks which proudly set the country apart, and reaffirm loudly once again, that Haiti is a country worth visiting, especially after numerous studies released ranked Haiti as one of the top safest countries in the Americas. Crime rate in Haiti as of 2014 is equal to that of the city of Long Beach, California. Yes, Haiti's crime rate is significantly lower than that of Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Bahamas. As Haiti continues to tremendously tackle the insecurity that has long damaged Its reputation, we invite you to rediscover the long lost Pearl of the Antilles.

 

Haiti Iron Market

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Haiti Iron market

 
The Iron Market is an Iconic architectural, historical landmark in Haiti, located in down town Port- au- Prince. The Iron Market is a trading place where you can find literally everything. Products availability starts from vegetables to Vodou priests providing their spiritual services. It is truly the most popular public market in all Haiti, and one of the most recognizable landmark of the country. The Iron Market was built in Paris in the 1890's,  it was originally  intended for a train station in Cairo, but then Haitian President, Florvil Hyppolite bought it when the Egyptian deal fell through. It took, 5 years for the complete transportation and installation. The Iron Market was not exempt from the devastating 2010 earthquake that destroyed much of the Capital's structures and left hundreds of thousands dead. It was severely damaged to near complete destruction. But within a year, Digicel, the country's largest telecom company, decided to rebuild the Iconic structure; its rebuilding costed a whopping $15 millions, it was the very first public structures repaired after the 2010 Earthquake.



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Many know that Haiti's help was crucial in the liberation of many Latin American countries, the most remembered being the liberation of Venezuela, however most are unaware that the first Black Republic also helped many other countries well beyond its shores in the Americas.  

America had been watching very closely the relationship between Germany and Haiti; some 50 years after Haiti had gained its independence, German interests on the half island had grown considerably.


Haiti in the late 1800s had a small German population of around 250, which was in control however of 80% of the country's wealth. 

Legba is undoubtedly the most important spirits in the hierarchy of Vodou; he is the guardian of the gates, crossroads, courtyards and all Vodou temples (Peristil).

He is the necessary intermediary between the livings and the spiritual world, his powers are absolutely a must for any kind of interaction with the Loas.
 

Bois Caiman, slave revolt

On the night of August 14th, 1791, the Slaves of Saint Domingue, today Haiti, came together under the leadership of a Hougan or Vodou priest from Jamaica, named Dutty Bookman for the organization of a secret meeting with the purpose of starting a revolution to put an end to slavery in the French colony. 

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