Every year in the weeks before Ash Wednesday, Haiti celebrates its Carnival, a colorful and exuberant occasion. Including music, dancing, food, and costumes, the festival is a significant component of Haiti’s cultural legacy.
As a way to honor Haiti’s national and cultural identities, we recognize the importance of Carnival and incorporate it into our curriculum. The pictures show how TJS teachers and students are still recognizing this tradition even if Haiti is not officially celebrating Carnival this year. Our executive director, Annita D’Amico, says that “Carnival in Haiti is a time for people to unite, celebrate their culture, and show off their creativity via ornate costumes and dancing. We are excited that The Joseph School participates in this celebration of life.”