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Voodoo Festival, Haiti
HAITI, VILLE BONHEUR, A man possessed by a voodoo spirits of bathing in a shallow pond of the waterfall of Saut d'Eau. Before you can be invoked at any Iwa, Legba (the spirit of the road curcas) should open the doors the spirit world. Then he presents to the four cardinal points, welcoming the sunrise and sunset, and the birth and death. Among the Iwas, is Mr. Agwe sea. In addition to passage through water, it assists people when they are born and leave the water inside the mother, and at the time of death. Devotees offer rum cakes, sheep and its counterpart is St. Ulrich.
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