CAP-HAITIEN—It was a surreal experience that Amilcar Jean-Pierre will never forget. In the summer of 2009, Jean-Pierre, then a teenager, got off a tap tap at Bord de Mer de Limonade in northern Haiti to participate in his first fèt chanpèt.
As he walked off, he saw a woman waiting by the roadside. She wore a white dress, gold rings on each finger and multiple necklaces.
In Haiti, patronal festivities are said to bring together Catholics and Vodouists.
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