Haiti: President kicks off Carnival of Flowers

The National Palace said the event was for President Michel Martelly’s want to revive the tradition of the coronation of the Queen of Flowers, these were, Chrislie-Johanne Altidor, alongside Asline Anthony, Sheila Bejean, Alexandra J. Cadet, Marie Sergelo Elant, Marie-Stanley Imbry, Johanne Laurent, Mirlie Madiou, Kattiana Marcelin and Michele Gercy.

The ceremony took place in a halo of floral decor, that according to sources featured the essence of the cultural event.

According to the Minister of Tourism, Stéphanie Balmir Villedrouin this evening performed in honor of the Queens is the dimension of this great cultural event. She believes that this event, returning in the carnival context, will be beneficial for the country. Villedrouin took the opportunity to extend her congratulations to organizers who thought to revive the Haitian flora through the Carnival of Flowers.

For her part, Minister of Culture, Josette Darguste, said the organization of the Carnival of Flowers reflects the firm determination of the Executive to promote the art and culture of Haiti. The theme serve as a leitmotif to awaken the consciousness of citizenship for multiply botanical gardens throughout the country, as requested Martelly/Lamothe Administration. via Carnival of Flowers



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