Happy Halloween! The closing of October with All Hallows’ Eve also signals the start of fét gede/fête Guede celebrations in November for many practitioners of Vodou. And some non-practitioners who simply enjoy the theatricality of the tradition that combines Haitian culture and spirituality. 

To better understand the roots of Haitian gede, check out these titles about Vodou. At a minimum, they’ll put you in the spirit to enjoy Halloween’s ghouls-and-goblins fare even more this weekend. At most, they’ll transform your views about Vodou and enlighten you about gede, an aspect of the religion so similar to Day of the Dead celebrations common in Latin America.

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