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Haiti - Tourism : Unique Haiti, magic Haiti !
21/11/2011 14:49:15

Haiti - Tourism : Unique Haiti, magic Haiti !
As a prelude to the Business Forum Haiti-Quebec held in Montreal last week, was held an exhibition on voodoo culture under the theme "the Bewitchment". Ms. Stéphanie Balmir Villedrouin, the Minister of Tourism delivered a speech at the inauguration of this event.

Speech by the Minister of Tourism Stéphanie Balmir Villedrouin :

" [...] This event invites us to discover our own identity, obligatory passage, which brings us back to our traditions, our customs to rise from our ashes and also allow all visitors to discover our heritage.

Heritage then becomes the starting capital of tourism as an essential element of the legacy of the founders of our nation and their predecessors. That would be our tourism potential without this multiple inheritance, different and unique at a time ? All this constitutes the capital accumulated over the centuries, allowing us to invest in the foundations of sustainable development.

Through the works of Kongo Lawouze, the inspirations on bottle of Kesler Pierre, the tracings of Vèvè, the incantations of "Belle déesse" the High Priestess, you will be transported in this field of sacred which is the grammar of our national Voodoo.

Because we are talking of Voodoo, and there again, it is an initiation to what makes us unique and gives us the force to propose, Haiti on the most popular tourist routes as is now the Caribbean basin. Haiti as a must-visit, because its cry at the world is and remains "Unique Haiti, magic Haiti ! (bewitching, fascinating)"

Although recognized as a religion and institutionally to the equal of all others, since 1992, Voodoo is more that this normative and formal status ; it marries and inspires all fields of conscious as the unconscious of every Haitian. It is the starting point of the Foundation of our Nation.

Voodoo is in Everything, it is tautological in the expressions of each, both at the level of the laborious daily, than at the level of representations of the artistic creation (dance, music, literature, cuisine, cinema, painting and sculpture) both traditional and modern.

During the first hundred days, the President Martelly wanted to personally meet the deans of the artisanal sector, a pillar of tourism development and this, in a symbolic place, the market Hyppolite. Clearly, this demonstrates the willingness and the commitment of the Government, to put the culture and the tourism in the heart of economic development for social peace [...] "


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