Haiti to Host 12th CARIFESTA August 21 – 30, 2015

07-08-15-CARIFESTA-LaunchPORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – CARIFESTA 12 comes to the capital of Haiti in one week. The Caribbean’s largest cultural and artistic event in the Caribbean, has fused all forms of expression of Latin America and the Caribbean since 1972.

As a result, it has become a major multicultural and international event that increasingly attracts countries from other continents. CARIFESTA XII activities will be held in five (5) cities across the island: Port-au-Prince, Jacmel, Cap-Haitian, Gonaives, and Cayes. All disciplines will be featured: dance, cuisine, fashion, cinema, visual arts, literature, music, theater, arts and crafts. CARICOM has taken all the necessary steps to ensure that this 12th edition in Haiti continues to fulfill the legacy of CARIFESTA.

The Caribbean is a meeting place for people around the world, a witness of the crossroad of nations, of different migrations by will or force, of life invented a thousand times, shaped through the fusion of different cultures.

CARIFESTA celebrates diversity and similarity; talent and brotherhood. It gives artists the opportunity to discuss, share experiences, learn from one another and share their knowledge and traditions. All men and women are alike in their beauty. Armed with this strong belief, Haiti opens its doors to welcome the Caribbean and the world from August 21st to August 30th, 2015.

Accommodation

Haiti is able to accommodate its many guests at the 12th edition of CARIFESTA from August 21 to August 30, 2015. Agreements have been made with the hotels for special packages and attractive rates for CARIFESTA season.

Impact

Government funding has been allocated to make this great international event possible in Haiti. The event will also be supported by private sector sponsors. CARIFESTA in Haiti is an incredible opportunity for our artists and creators. CARIFESTA will have a positive impact on various sectors of national life. We can rely on CARIFESTA to enhance our image, especially in the Caribbean.

The Grand Market

The Grand Market is a giant space for exhibitions from a variety of artistic categories as well as a center of activities for the youth, which will take place in Champs de Mars for 10 days throughout the event will be among the flagship activities of CARIFESTA’s.

Learn more at www.carifesta.net

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