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Voodoo Festival, Haiti
HAITI, VILLE BONHEUR, Close to the waterfall, men and women sell candles, blue and white beads represent the praise and images of the Virgen de los Milagros. The drums play syncopated rhythms, and some people go into a trance, talking loudly and moving frantically. At that time the Ron Barbancourt, the most typical of Haiti, takes action to keep the party is complete. Voodoo Festival Saut d'Eau is celebrated every year on July 16 to coincide with the day on which in 1847 appeared a vision of the Virgin Mary. Thousands of devotees coming from all parts of Haiti are bathed in this water for purified or pra lose the Grand Master that their dreams become reality. Voodoo is the main religion of Haiti. The followers need to be possessed by a spirit Iwa to communicate with Grand Met, since this is abut far from the physical plane. In the photograph, several people pray facing the waterfall while others celebrate this magical day.
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||Nov. 10, 2015, 1:51 p.m.