Happy February, friends! I love February because of Valentine's Day and it's my birthday month!
I will never forget this cute little window in this picture. We were hiking up the mountain in Cap Haitien to see the Citadelle Laferrière when I spotted the pink window with a heart on it.
Have you wondered about Valentine's Day in Haiti? Do Haitians celebrate Valentine's Day? Is Valentine's Day a big deal in Haiti? I was curious about Valentine's Day in Haiti so I asked my family and friends for more information and here's what they said.
Valentine's Day in Haiti is...
It was so fun learning about how Valentine's Day in Haiti is celebrated. How do you celebrate Valentine's Day?
2/11/2019 12:29:17 pm
To me, Valentine has always been the same commercial hype Holiday in the USA or everywhere else in the world. I remember in my teenage years, I used to start saving money since December to have enough to go downtown to "Pharmacy de Champs de Mars" in downtown Port-au-Prince or to "Crick Crack Market" in Carrefour to go buy chocolate, flowers, teddy bears, perfumes etc...The line used to be very long, we used to wait for hours before we get inside the supermarket. I remember buying Valentine's hearts border papers to write poems for the girl I was in love with that year. I remember the plannings, the secret dates, the ballroom dances, the many kisses in our high school buses. However, what I remember the most, that still makes me shake my head until today, is the struggle to find and save enough money to out buy the next guy who was trying to talk to my girl. But as I grew older, I understood it was not the size of the gift nor how much money I spent that time that was important, but the constant reminder to make my love one special throughout the year.
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