If you were in Haiti this month, you would be able to witness the biggest celebration of the country. Carnival is celebrated every year, this year in February, over a few weeks. Celebrations are held all over the country, from Port-au-Prince, Jacmel, to many other major cities. The streets are filled with people dressed up in many colors and disguised, as well as Rara bands that play Haitian music. All around you can find floats, music, dancing, and colorful costumes. Carnival is highly anticipated by all ages. Children enjoy it and even have activities at school to celebrate.
While Carnival is celebrated for weeks, the official holiday of Shrove Tuesday is on February 16, the day before Ash Wednesday.