Michel Martelly in a Voodoo Ceremony
Here is a picture of President Michel Martelly during a Voodoo Ceremony in Haiti.
The Haitian Voodoo originated from West Africa and arrived in in the island during the slave trading days, when the slaves were brought over. Voodoo was able to survive as a religion as well as a culture because it was mixed and integrated with Roman Catholicism from the French plantation owners.
Because of Hollywood and bigotry, many have identified Voodoo which is beautiful religion and culture with Black magic
Prayers as well as dancing and music are also major elements of the Voodoo ceremony. Animal sacrifice is acommon practice during a Voodoo ceremony. Animals are considered sacred in Voodoo and are used as offerings to the gods and ancestors.
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