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Haiti’s Jacmel Celebrates Carnival

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - February 12, 2012

Above: Carnival in Jacmel (Photo: OP)

By the Caribbean Journal staff

The Haitian city of Jacmel celebrated Carnival today, two years after its plans for similar celebrations were derailed by the earthquake.

The carnival highlighted Jacmel, a city that is leading the charge for what Haiti hopes can be renewed growth in tourism.

Haitian President Michel Martelly, who recently completed a regional trip that saw him visit Venezuela, Panama, the Bahamas and Curacao, was on hand to celebrate in the city.

One of the stars was Jacmel’s architecture, whose typology, according to architect Mark Gilbert, is quite similar to that of New Orleans, itself no stranger to large-scale celebrations.

Jacmel’s carnival should not, however, be confused with the country’s national carnival, which will take place in Les Cayes over three days beginning Feb. 19.

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