Haiti will host the 12th Caribbean Festival of Arts, known as CARIFIESTA, the biggest cultural event organized by the Caribbean Community.
In a short statement, CARICOM said CARIFIESTA will run from Aug. 21-30, showcasing the cultural expressions of artists from 30 countries across the Caribbean region.
CARIFIESTA was initiated by the heads of government of CARICOM in 1972 to “foster a vision of Caribbean unity and to positively advance Caribbean culture regionally and internationally.”
The 10th edition of the event was celebrated in Guyana in 2008, while the 11th took place in Suriname in 2013.
CARICOM is composed of Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago