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Haiti - Tourism : «Carnival of Flowers» essential information
16/07/2012 19:35:35

Haiti - Tourism : «Carnival of Flowers» essential information
Josette Darguste, Vice President of Carnival of Flowers, which will take place in Port-au-Prince, Sunday 29, Monday 30 and Tuesday, July 31, 2012 indicated that "[...] the Haitian missions, to Miami, New York and Montreal are very concerned they want to come, it's summer, the Haitians will come and participate in large numbers in this Carnival [book your trip without delay]. The Consulate General of Haiti in Miami preparing an activity, there will be representations of queens, the Group Ti-chapo will come and participate, we have the Carnival Committee of Guadeloupe,who will also be in Port-au-Prince [...] I must say that Mr. Hugh Riley, the Secretary General of the Caribbean Tourism Organization, who has ministerial rank, will arrive July 28 to attend the event. There really is a great answer, both of Haitians as other partners, because Haiti is a member of the Caribbean Tourism Organization and the Organization and will be represented at the highest level [...]"

The Carnival of Flowers will be done around the theme of flowers and nature. The focus will be on artistic parades, a family activity that will take place each afternoon, the procession of musical floats will be in the evening every day.

Carnival Fact :
Carnival slogan : "Se la pou la"
Carnival of Flowers Date : Sunday 29, Monday 30 and Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Location : Champs de Mars [Port-au-Prince, Haiti] the site will be rehabilitated to host the festivities
Artistic parades the 3 days : from 3pm to 7pm
Parade route : Departure from the stadium - Grand rue – rue des Casernes – Avenue de la République – rue Capois – rue Saint-Honoré – rue Aswald Durand - return to stadium.
Parades of musical floats from 7pm until late at night...
Musical groups (13) : Nou Krezi, Barikad Crew, Djakout #1, Kreyòl La, Carimi, Vwadèzil, Brothers Posse, Team Lòbèy et J-Perry (they will be on the same float)), T-Vice, Ram, T-Micky, Racine Mapou and Rockfam.
Disguised groups : approximately 1,500 people
Walking bands : 12
Queens : Approximately a dozen

Joint Committee of the Carnival of Flowers
President : Jean-Dany Pierre François (private sector) ; Vice-president : Josette Darguste (Ministry of Tourism) ; Treasurer : Claudel Dumas (Private Sector) -- Albert Chancy (Public sector) ; Secretaries : Stéfan Malebranche (Ministry of Culture) -- Gilbert Bailly (Private Sector) -- Members : Philippe Cinéas (Ministry of Public Works) ; Réginald Delva (Secretary of State for Public Security) ; Elsa Baussan Noel (The Presidency) ; Régine Rivière (The Primature) and Louis Gonzague Day (Delegate of the West).

Stand Booking :
Stand space available :
Space dimensions 20' x 20' : Avenue de la République
Space dimensions 12' x 32' : Rue Capois
100 persons per space
Cost per space : 300,000. gourdes or 7.000 U.S. dollars.
This cost includes : Fee of Town Hall for the space -- Toilet -- Electricity
Contact : Guito Célestin 3727-4141 / 3448-4141 Valérie Marcel 3755-8484 / 3773-7026
email: guitocelestin@yahoo.com ou vava1261@gmail.com

The Carnival on the stand of the Ministry of Tourism ?
1-3 days on the stand of the Ministry of Tourism
3 days: $150 entitles you to: 3 T-Shirts - 3 bracelets - a surprise gift bag - Drinks and appetizers
1 day: $50 entitles you to: 1 T-shirts - a bracelet - Drinks and appetizers

For information and reservations (Haiti) :
stand@haititourisme.gouv.ht or call (509) 3701-4752
For information and reservations (New York) :
Mr. Edouard Hall, Chouchou Services 347 995 6379
Mr. David Duchatelier, of Duch Travel 917 561 1687

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