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.


Labadee Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, October 23, 2014 Under: Beach

Labadee is an area located in Northern Haiti, Cap-Haitien , that is famous for its amazing natural beauty, which consists of majestic lush mountains, and striking beach. A 260 acre wooded peninsula that features five spectacular beaches, natural trails, open-air dining areas, beach side bars, native entertainment and a market-place complete with fine arts and crafts.

It is considered by many to be the most scenic and beautiful tropical paradise spot in the Caribbean. The location is named after Marquis de La'badie, a Frenchmen who first settled the area in the 1600s. The name was changed to Labadee to make it easier for English speakers to pronounce.

 It is operated by the Royal Caribbean Cruise lines. The company leases it from the Haitian Government for six dollars per tourists; they receive nearly 600.000 visitors per year and growing. Royal Caribbean caused great controversies, when it was found that they never advertised the place, as a semi island located in Northern Haiti, using instead the terms Hispaniola, falsely leading its passenger to believe that Labadee was in Dominican Republic. When passengers disembarked, they were never told that they were in Haiti, many would only find about the true location of Labadee, when reading about it on the Internet.

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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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