This Sunday, in a few hours will begin on National Carnival 2015, on the theme "Nou tout se Ayiti", for the first time in Port-au-Prince under the Martelly Presidency. Recall that the previous three years, the National Carnival was decentralized in three provincial cities: Cayes (2012), in Cap-Haitien (2013) and Gonaïves (2014).
Saturday in the enchanting setting of the Ritz Kinam, on the occasion of their traditional ball, the queens and kings of Carnival, in a beautiful cultural performance of dance and music, have received numerous personalities from to diverse backgrounds, government officials, parliamentarians and diplomats.
Dithny Joan Raton, Minister of Culture and Honorary President of the National Carnival Committee was very satisfied, everything is "ready" and the Champ-de-Mars is ready to welcome for 3 days, from February 15 to 17, hundreds of thousands of Haitians across the country and visitors from foreigners, who are about to experience the magic of the carnival festivities in the Champ-de-Mars, the largest cultural event in Haiti.
125 disguised bands will participate in the parade (50% less than last year).
16 musical groups : Djakout, T-Vice, Carimi, Kreyòl La, Barikad Crew, Rockfam, T-Mickey, Vwadèzil, King Posse, Boukman Eksperyans, Le Konpa, Deng One, K-Zino, Anbyans, Team Lòbèy, Brother Posse and Bèl Plezo.
More than 1,200 police officers will be mobilized in the area of the Champ de Mars and the surrounding area during the three fat days, to ensure the safety of revelers http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-13182-haiti-carnival-2015-simulation-of-clashes-of-panic.html
The device for medical emergencies, set up by the organizing committee of the carnival, includes 11 first aid stations, 4 advanced medical posts and 6 hospitals and referral health center. Three other reference community hospitals are retained for road accidents.
Furthermore, the Junior Chamber International (JCI) Women, organizes an awareness campaign in favor of women and girls. Messages will be disseminated through the media and social networks, to bring women to be cautious during the carnival. Sensitization banners were placed in particular in Petionville, Delmas and downtown Port-au-Prince. During the foie 3 days, twenty members of JCI Women, will present at the Champ-de-Mars to give information against violence and distribute condoms to revelers particularly women, indicated Kidsy Deschineau, Member of the JCI who urged women and girls not to go out with unknown and monitor their consumption.
UPDATE 2:17 PM :
The National Carnival Organizing Committee informs the general population that the carnival festivities during the three fat days, will begin at 5:00 p.m. and will end the next day at 5:00 a.m.
The artistic show starts at 5:00 pm in the afternoon and the first music groups will be present on the course around 7:30 pm
The Committee relies on the cooperation of all participants and want to wish everyone a Happy Carnival 2015.
Remember that if you can not get to the National Carnival of Port-au-Prince, visit www.HaitiLibre.com to follow as every year, on 15, Monday 16 and Tuesday 17, the broadcast of the parade and festivities.
HaitiLibre wish you all a happy Carnivall ! 'Nou tout se Ayiti'