The celebration is not without criticism. A few hundred protesters marched in Port-au-Prince last week, saying the $2.2 million budgeted for the festival would have been better spent elsewhere.
Officials counter that the event is employing more than 1,500 people as makeup artists, dancers and caterers.
President Michel Martelly revived the “Carnival of Flowers” tradition last year.
The party began Sunday afternoon and lasted through the night despite rain. The final day is Tuesday. via – The Washington Post.