Congregants celebrate Haitian Independence Day in East Flatbush

Congregants were able to dance and celebrate at Saint Jerome Catholic Church in East Flatbush.

News 12 Staff

Jan 1, 2023, 11:14 PM

Updated 528 days ago

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Community members celebrated Haitian Independence Day on Sunday.
Congregants were able to dance and celebrate at Saint Jerome Catholic Church in East Flatbush.
The event included a procession to a classic hymn with the altar servers, deacons, a priest and bishop.
After Mass, congregants enjoyed the traditional soup zhumoo, a squash that prior to their independence, Haitians were not allowed to eat.


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