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Thursday, 3 November 2016

Day of the Dead: See Voodoo Practitioners Performing Rituals to Appease Spirits in Haiti (Terrifying Photos)

Day of the Dead: See Voodoo Practitioners Performing Rituals to Appease Spirits in Haiti (Terrifying Photos)

Vooddo practitioners in Haiti

Terrifying pictures of voodoo practitioners performing rituals to appease their gods and the spirit of the dead have flooded the internet.

Day of the Dead: See Voodoo Practitioners Performing Rituals to Appease Spirits in Haiti (Terrifying Photos)


In a dramatic display, voodoo practitioners in Haiti have turned out in numbers dancing in the street and making offerings to the Gods. The rituals are performed to appease the spirits as part of the annual Day of the Dead.

According to Dailymail, the Day of the Dead is celebrated on the first two days of November during All Saints and All Souls Day and voodoo believers and devotees celebrate with candles, alcohol and food.

Day of the Dead: See Voodoo Practitioners Performing Rituals to Appease Spirits in Haiti (Terrifying Photos)


During the period, families members congregate to remember loved ones who have passed away by celebrating their death with face-painting, storytelling and food offerings. And in Haiti, the celebrations centre around honoring the Haitian voodoo spirits of Baron Samdi and Gede.

Samdi, the head of the Gede family, is one of the Loa of Haitian voodoo and is often depicted wearing a top hat, black tuxedo, dark glasses, with skin resembling a corpse.

Day of the Dead: See Voodoo Practitioners Performing Rituals to Appease Spirits in Haiti (Terrifying Photos)


According to Haitian folklore, when a person dies, Baron Samedi digs up their grave greets their soul and leads them to the underworld.
And on the Day of the Dead many Haitians flock to the Baron Samedi cross, where they dress up, smoke cigarettes and drink rum.

See more photos below;
Day of the Dead: See Voodoo Practitioners Performing Rituals to Appease Spirits in Haiti (Terrifying Photos)

Day of the Dead: See Voodoo Practitioners Performing Rituals to Appease Spirits in Haiti (Terrifying Photos)

Day of the Dead: See Voodoo Practitioners Performing Rituals to Appease Spirits in Haiti (Terrifying Photos)

Day of the Dead: See Voodoo Practitioners Performing Rituals to Appease Spirits in Haiti (Terrifying Photos)



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