Jan. 1, Guy G. Lamothe, the Permanent Representative of the commercial office of Haiti in China, celebrated Haiti’s independence at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Beijing (Pekin, capital of the People’s Republic of China) with the Association of Haitian Students in China, as well as, their friends. On the menu was the traditional “joumou” soup (giraumon soup). The festivity also included music, songs, wishes and patriotism.
Born into a Haitian family in Stone Mountain GA. , Rachele visited Haiti several times in her youth and connected to the country and the culture. She moved to Haiti in 2009, where she put her English degree to use as a writer, using her voice and pen to promote tourism in the country and highlight the richness of the Haitian culture and people.More by Rachele Viard