Voodoo and Catholic ritual (Saut d'Eau, Haiti) [ 36 images ]
Every year in summer thousands of pilgrims from all over Haiti make the religious journey to the Saut d'Eau waterfall (100km north of Port-au-Prince). It is believed that 150 years ago the spirit of Virgin Mary (Our Lady of Mount Carmel) has appeared on a palm tree close to the waterfall. This place became a main pilgrimage site in Haiti since then. Haitians wearing only underwear perform a bathing and cleaning ritual under the 100-foot-high waterfall. Voodoo followers (many Haitians practise...