CAP-HAITIEN, Haiti — From a mass dedicated to Virgin Mary in the morning to athletic games in the evening, Cap-Haitien held an electrifying 353rd anniversary on Tuesday. 

Cap-Haitien’s anniversary is the same date as the celebration of the Assumption of Mary, the city’s patron saint who is celebrated during fèt chanpèt, so in the morning, thousands of residents attended a mass to make demandes of her inside a packed Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption de Cap-Haïtien. 


Images of Cap-Haitien on its 353rd anniversary.

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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.