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Haitians proud as soup joumou gains world-class cultural icon status


Haitians are feeling the pride at news that the United Nations Cultural Agency (UNESCO) has added soup joumou to its list of prized intangible cultural heritage items. Being on the intangible heritage list, soup joumou now has protected status by UNESCO.

“It is a celebratory dish, deeply rooted in Haitian identity, and its preparation promotes social cohesion and belonging among communities,” the agency said in its announcement Thursday.

Haitians rejoiced at the world-class recognition, saying they feel proud to have their dish be recognized on the world stage.

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Email me at onz@haitiantimes.com
Onz Chery started his journalism career as a City College of New York student with The Campus. He later wrote for First Touch, local soccer leagues in New York and ESNY before joining The Haitian Times. Onz is also a Report for America corps member.

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