Happy New Year and Happy Independence Day everybody (yep, I’m starting early)

You know you’re Haitian when all you can think about on NYE is soup joumou.  Word! (If you want the easy vegetarian version, let me know.)

Version 1 - IslandFlave.com

Version 2 - HaitiXchange.com

Why we eat Soup Joumou:

Soup Joumou is traditionally consumed every New Years’ on January 1 as a historical tribute to Haiti’s independence in 1804 where newly freed slaves consumed pumpkin soup, a meal forbidden them by their French masters.

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