Haitian Voodoo Ceremony: this is an article talking about an amalgam of Incarnated spirits, love, sex and gender!
How does voodoo a Haitian religion contribute to the construction of sexual equality and gender identity and a social equilibrium between ages and social rank in Haiti?
However, If you were lucky enough to have a chance to visit Haiti one day. Maybe you will granted with of invitation to take part in a religious Haitian Voodoo ceremony. Which also called in Haitian Creole “Dans Lwa”.
Meanwhile, you will have to prepare yourself to attend the Haitian Voodoo ceremony. Because this event is a kind of long opera of folkloric dances, meditation, and spiritual purification.
If you are not yet an initiated to Haitian Voodoo ritual. However, you will be granted a seat in the front lodge as a special guest.
This kind spot is reserved to the honored special noninitiated guest from a different horizon. I am talking about different race, color, nationalities, and religions to let them experience by themselves what Haitian Voodoo ceremony is all about.
Because these people have no clue about what they are talking about. Indeed please allow me to take you inside of a real Haitian Voodoo ceremony.
I suggest an open mind and open eyes you may find some significant wisdom and revelation in this series of articles about the Haitian Voodoo ceremony.
Keep in mind the first night a Haitian Voodoo ceremony will start as a kind fest. That goes from a quiet dance like a court dance to an inflamed demonstration of people in full exploration of happiness and true wisdom.
Nevertheless, during the evolution of the Haitian Voodoo ceremony. People are infused by some energy that takes them to a state of an indelible hypnotic.
They are eating some special occasion dish such as “Fritay” made with spicy fried mix meat, and fried green plantain, fried dumpling serve with a sauce of spicy onion with white vinegar and hot paper.
Some others who do not drink alcohol or who not allow because there are under age will drink ginger tea, hot spicy coffee or spicy chocolate to keep them awake and the body warm enough to enjoy the ceremony.
Around five o’clock in the morning, as you will have arrived in the middle of the evening, it will become painful to keep your eyes open, despite the music, the heat and the proximity of your neighbors.
Everybody, all age from male, female, straight, gay, visitors, people other faith and religion are welcome in this symbiosis of love and harmony together.
This article is ended here because I only describe the welcome ceremony on the first night of a series of 7 days and 7 nights ritual. I will tell more in part 2 of a series of article about Haitian Voodoo.