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A woman, holding her information to ask the saints to leave the country, during the fèt chanpèt procession honoring the Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel anniversary in Haiti’s Centre Department on July 16, 2022. Photo by Francoise Conteq for The Haitian Times

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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Onz Chery is a Haiti correspondent for The Haitian Times. Chery started his journalism career as a City College of New York student with The Campus. He later wrote for First Touch, local soccer leagues in New York and Elite Sports New York before joining The Haitian Times in 2019.