CAP-HAITIEN—Amilcar Jean-Pierre’s 14-year-old daughter started crawling while in her classroom at National Mixed School of Bel Air in Cap-Haitien and asked for water. For many observers she was possessed, she caught the Lasirèn, or The Mermaid loa.
Jean-Pierre’s daughter was heavily embarrassed after the incident that happened in 2022, so he had to uplift her, by repeating that Vodou is part of her culture.
Vodou has manifested itself as eminent in Haiti in recent months locally and internationally as a growing number of students have been catching loa in schools and countless ceremonies have been held near the canal to keep the Dominicans away.
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