Haiti celebrates a few of the Holidays that we celebrate in the United States. One of the holidays in Haiti that’s popular around the world is Easter. Easter has always been one of my favorite holidays. As a child growing up in Haiti, we celebrated Easter almost the same way every single year. We eat boiled vegetables (plantains and Yam) with dried salted fish. This was served with Russian Salad and watercress. Beets are huge around Easter.
At night, we watched the ‘Jesus’ movie which was split into two parts. His life up until his death and his life after his resurrection. We could not have meat on good Friday even though we were not Roman Catholic. On Easter (Sunday) we would then have a feast which was similar to a thanksgiving meal. This post does not cover too many words and phrases because there are not too many words and phrases for Easter in Haitian Creole. I kept this post short because most people just want to be able to wish each other Happy Easter and say that God rose from the Dead and He is alive.
Happy Easter = Bòn Fèt Pak
He is Risen = Li te resisite
He is Alive = Li vivan