The joumou soup, inscribed on the intangible cultural heritage list, has not ended up making people talk about it. A pride for the Haitian people, who celebrate every year this traditional dish with the taste of freedom.
In 2022, joumou soupalso called soup with pumpkin, has a special taste for the Haitian people. Since December 16, this traditional and symbolic dish is indeed registered in the representative list of the intangible cultural heritage of mankind.
Discover joumou soup, a delicious traditional dish from Haiti
it Haiti’s historic specialty is prepared with giraumon (a variety of squash grown in the West Indies), meat, a host of vegetables, pasta and chili peppers. Delicious, this traditional soup is also rich in history: served every January 1 of the year to celebrate the country’s independence. At the time of French colonization, this soup was reserved exclusively for colonists; the slaves had to prepare it but were forbidden to enjoy it. On January 1, 1804, Independence Day, The Haitians have made it a symbol of freedom ; joumou soup was also with the nickname “freedom bowl” by the first ruler of Haiti. sot, we eat it on sunday tooas a traditional breakfast.
After a painful year for Haiti, this news has as a taste of victory for the Haitian people. Dominique Dupuy, Haiti’s Ambassador and Permanent Delegate to UNESCO, states:
We thank the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage for this inscription. While 2021 has been a difficult year for Haiti, it is a sign of hope and strong recognition of the country’s historic wealth. Supa joumou is a unifying element of the Haitian people, who will know how to honor this inscription and appreciate this culinary practice held by all communities.
A united national dish historical taste.