Haiti: Mayor Prepares for Kanaval 2012, Aux Cayes
- Sunday, January 08, 2012 3:33 PM
LES CAYES, Haiti (defend.ht) - All systems are go to hold Haiti's National Carnival Parade in Aux Cayes from February 19 - 21, 2012.
The mayor of the town, Pierre Yvon Chery, thanked President Michel Martelly for choosing his town to host the national event and to give an update on progress and needs for the event.
"We sent a letter to the president to thank him because he made the choice of the town of Aux Cayes to organize the 2012 Carnival."
"We want everyone to know that this is not something easy. This is the first time that a national carnival will be done in a provincial town."
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The mayor said his town is accommodating for the event as it is on flat land and there is much open space.
The mayor lauds at the close proximity to the sea that will allow party-goers to go to the beach afterwards.
The mayor also says there is a tourist component in the town of Aux Cayes that will allow people see what it has to offer... but there are challenges.
"One of the challenges we face is that we haven't had time to know that the carnival would be done [here], and we don't have alot of time in front of us."
"...another thing I would tell people is we don't have enough lodging to accommodate everyone in hotels."
The mayor says everyone must be involved in the planning and execution of the National Carnival 2012 to have it be a success.
Les Cayes is the third largest city in Haiti and will make history being the first to host the grand carnival usually held in Port-au-Prince.
The public announcement to implement the National Carnival in Les Cayes was made by the Head of State Michel Martelly.
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