Soup Joumou

This is the traditional soup made
This is the traditional soup made

Soup Joumou is a Haitian tradition used to celebrate new beginnings and freedom. Soup joumou is served on January 1 to represent Haiti's independence from France. January 1, 1804 is the day Haitian slaves and a revolutionary leader Jean-Jacques Dessalines declared Haiti's independence from the French colonists. The soup was then used as a symbolism of Freedom. Around the world no matter where we are on January 1st all Haitians drink the soup in honor of the day.

Place(s): Haiti
Year: 1960

– Lauren Davis

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