Port au Prince’s Carnaval des Fleurs: The enervating effects of ecstasy

by Rashmee

Posted on July 29, 2014



A few pictures from Port au Prince’s giant street party, which started Sunday and will run another 48 hours. Call me a skeptic but one has to wonder if the rest of the work week will be anything but a holiday. Who’s going to stagger into work after the enervating effects of “carnival”?

(Tomorrow: In Haiti, it’s emphatically not about bread and circuses. Just the latter)

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The Ministry of Tourism float bore a giant hibiscus, the choublak, which is Haiti’s national flower and part of the ministry’s luscious logo. All photos: Rashmee Roshan Lall
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The Ministry of Culture’s float was all shimmery and golden
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Another view of the Ministe Kilti’s (kreyol for ministry of culture) float

Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK

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