Jacmel carnival – fools become wise, kings become beggars, opposites mingle

by Rashmee

Posted on February 4, 2013


All is colour, chaos, exuberance, ecstasy. As they say, the carnival overturns social hierarchies and fools become wise, kings become beggars, opposites mingle. In Jacmel, Haiti’s Prime Minister led the parade (in jeans and sneakers), the tourism minister danced and sang seemingly without a care in the world, foreign envoys wore absurd eye masks and … Continue reading “Jacmel carnival – fools become wise, kings become beggars, opposites mingle”

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