Jacmel was founded in 1698. The area now called Jacmel was Taíno territory.
With the arrival of the French, and the later establishment of the town, the French renamed Yaquimel as Jacmel.
CANAVAL in Jacmel, Haiti
CANAVAL is celebrated during the days before Ash Wednesday which marks the beginning of Lent, a period
of self denial and fasting in preparation for Easter.  In Louisiana it is celebrated as Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday

CANAVAL is a time of costumes, parades, music and dance, food and celebration ... and crowds in the streets
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