On Saturday, May 13th, members of the Haitian community gathered in “Little Haiti,” at the corner of New York and Foster Avenues, to celebrate Haitian culture at the annual Haitian Culture Day Parade and Street Festival.
The Month of May is a very important month in the Haitian diaspora community in the United States because it’s nationally recognized as Haitian Heritage Month and is an expansion of Haitian Flag Day, celebrated on May 18th.
With the leadership of Life of Hope and Haiti Nou la Toujou (Haiti Still Standing), and the collaboration of local partners, participants really enjoyed the event, which had a parade, an arts exhibition, dance performances, fashion show and more.
Representing Haitian music all over the world, the well-known international Haitian Compas band, Tabou Combo, were the special guests at the festival. Celebrating their 55-year anniversary, Tabou Combo wrapped up the event with some of the greatest hits that fired up the crowd for about an hour.
Other Caribbean communities, like Saint Lucia, came to show support to the Haitian Community.