Wednesday, January 1, 2014

1804


Happy New Year folks!!! I'm looking forward to what God has in store for me this year! In addition to celebrating 2014, I also celebrated Haiti's Independence Day. For those that don't know, both my parents are Haitian and growing up, my house was pretty much lil Haiti in Takoma Park, MD lol. Haiti gained it's independence from France in 1804. We are the first Black country to gain our independence. When Haitians revolted against the French, it had a huge impact on enslaved Black people around the world, Black people started to realize that they should and could also fight for their freedom. I'm forever grateful for those Haitian soldiers and the gift of freedom they gave to Haitians and Black people worldwide. 

In honor of our Independence, I chose to wear our flag colors, red, white, and blue and celebrate at my parents house with a traditional soup Joumou lunch.  Soup Joumou is traditionally had every year on January 1st. It is a winter squashed based soup filled with potatoes, meat, carrots, celery, and tons of other yummy goodness. Before 1804, Soup Joumou was only allowed to be eaten by the French slave masters. On January 1, 1804 newly freed slaves made soup Joumou and ate it for the first time. Over 200 years later, The Soup Joumou tradition continues each new year in Haitian households worldwide.












Blouse: purchased in Italy, Skirt: ideeli, Shoes: Zara (old)


6 comments:

  1. Great post. I love my soup joumou! Happy New Year!

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  2. Happy Independence day! You look great!!!

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  3. Love this outfit and happy to know that you're an haïtian girl! Great!
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  4. I discovered your blog after searching for my fellow Haitian fashion bloggers and I'm SOOOO happy I have found you :) Your blog is so cool and I'm quite pleased to find out I'm not the only one in the blogging world. Keep up the great work and I wish you ALL THE BEST with your wedding!

    xoxo - Edwina

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    1. Thank you sooooo much doll! I really appreciate it! I can't wait to check you out also! #teamhaiti

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