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Haiti: Freedom and Creativity from the Mountains to the Sea marks the 200th anniversary of Haiti's independence. The first nation to free itself from both colonialism and slavery at the same time, Haiti today stands at another momentous crossroads. The Festival highlights the geographic diversity of the land and recognizes the cultural creativity that continues to sustain the Haitian people in the face of tremendous political and economic challenges. Click on the picture to learn more.

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A traditional altar that honors the family members that have passed on is located in the house of every Haitian family. *

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A unique Haitian religious altar.

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In the Haitian Market, baskets of offerings can be purchases. *

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A close up of the red yarn offerings used in Haitian religious ceremonies.

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This Haitian drummaker shows festival goers what it takes to make an authentic drum by hand. *

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Making another drum by chipping away at this piece of wood.

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These three Haitian men sit in the shade of their tent and enjoy the sound of their self-made beats.

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The Folklore Bus is recieving a new coat of paint. This gypsy-like mobile has scenes from the capital including the various monuments such as the Capital building and the Washington Monument. *

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The Haitian kitchen food menu. The chicken is very good! *

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A woman sells handmade dolls, quilts and other baby products at her stand in the Haitian art stands.

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A colorful handmade doll in authentic Haitian garb. *

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Paintings for purchase, or just for looking in appreciation of the arts. *

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An everyday scene, turned abstract. But always with a vibrant Haitian color scheme. *

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Vivid scenes from everyday activites is a popular theme through Haitian Artwork. Also, the bronze statue beside this Monet-like piece offers another facet of artistic medium.

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Artist P.L. Riche painted an anonymous portrait of a Haitian woman.

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