Fete Sèn Jak Ogou

In honour of Saint Jacques Ogou, whose feast day is today, July 26th, here is a beautiful document of the Sèn Jak Ogou festival in Plaine Du Nord made by Jean-François Chalut in 1985.

Here is an article by Terry Rey that discusses the festival of Saint Jacques and other Christian pilgrimage traditions in Haiti. Significantly, and in relation to the last post, it seems that the cult of Santiago was brought to Haiti by Congolese slaves and that the cult of Sèn Jak Ogou therefore pre-dated the Haitian revolution. 


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