New Year Independence Day - Soup Joumou or Pumpkin Soup
This is a presentation of a typical independence Day in Haiti where we all Haitians will drink the Independence Soup Joumou.
This is a uniquely Haitian tradition dated back to our history during the French colonization of Saint Domingue.
Many brave and zealous Haitians died by fighting for the independence of Haiti hoping that one day they would be free.
When the French were in control, they were the only people who could eat soup because they were in the upper class. Blacks weren't allowed.