Funeral Ritual in Haiti - Appropriate attire

Funeral Ritual in Haiti - Appropriate attire

If one has a Haitian funeral to attend and can't decide what is appropriate attire, know that black is always best. Dark, solid colors are more representative of the ideal mourning attire than bright, bold colors like red or yellow. If black isn't an option, dark brown or purple can also be worn without offense. Of late, white has made an interesting addition to the repertoire. Women can dress fully in white or in black and white. Other colors usually show up by way of little girls' bows or sashes made from ribbons worn by family members as specific religious statements.

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