Christmas In Haiti

By;Haleigh embry

Traditional Christmas Foods in Haiti

The main meal, called “reveille” it means a French term “to wake up”. Also it was the main meal in France too.The meal normally starts early in the morning on Christmas and ends at dawn. On Christmas, they eat even more reveille.

Does Haiti have a symbols like Santa?

The children will get clean shoes and hope that Santa will come overnight they will play with there toys. Santa will put presents in and around the shoes.

What other symbols/decorations represent Christmas in Haiti?

Haiti will wait till 3:00 am till Christmas lights up. In Haiti, they start looking for Christmas trees at the beginning of December.

How they say Merry Christmas in Haiti.

‘Jwaye Nowe ‘


What are the Christmas traditions in Haiti?

The children put their clean shoes filled with straw under the tree on the porch on Christmas Eve. The children and parents of all ages are allowed to drink a alcoholic which it is called Anisette.

How long does Christmas last in Haiti?

In Haiti Christmas starts on January 15 and continues the next day. They also believe in God like we do.

Why does Haiti celebrate Christmas?

Haiti celebrates Christmas like we do. They get together with their families. They believe in God and God's son, Jesus.

Is music a part of their Christmas?

Sometimes people go to Midnight mass and they sing Christmas songs. After mass, people will go eat the main food in Haiti called reveille.

Do they have snow on Christmas?

They don’t have snow on Christmas. It is hot there all year round.

Do they exchange gifts on Christmas?

In Haiti, they don’t exchange gifts. Only their Santa brings gifts. They also let their kids go to house to house and the older kids have to keep track of them, and to make new friends.

Do they play games on Christmas?

In Haiti, they don’t play games on Christmas. They just spend time with each other.

In Haiti do they put up Christmas?

They do get Christmas trees. They start looking for them right when December starts. They get them from the market or the mountains.

Does their Santa come down the chimney?

Santa, in Haiti, doesn’t go down the chimney at all because their shoes are outside. Santa doesn’t have to be quiet at all.

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