PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- CARIFESTA, which is the largest cultural and artistic event in the Caribbean, has fused all forms of expression of Latin America and the Caribbean since 1972 and Haiti opens its doors to welcome the Caribbean and the world from August 21 to August 30, 2015.
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. As a result, CARIFESTA has become a major multicultural and international event that increasingly attracts countries from other continents.
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.
CARIFESTA XII activities will be held in five 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.
The 14 member countries of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), including Haiti, have taken all the necessary steps to ensure that this 12th edition in Haiti continues to fulfill the legacy of CARIFESTA being a great cultural and artistic event since 1972.
Haiti is able to accommodate its many guests and agreements have been made with the hotels for special packages and attractive rates for CARIFESTA season.
Government funding has been allocated to make this great international event possible in Haiti. The event will also be supported by private sector sponsors.
The Great 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 ten days throughout the event will be among the flagship activities of CARIFESTA.