Congregants celebrate Haitian Independence Day in East Flatbush

Community members celebrated Haitian Independence Day on Sunday.
Congregants were able to dance and celebrate at Saint Jerome Catholic Church in East Flatbush.
The event included a procession to a classic hymn with the altar servers, deacons, a priest and bishop.
After Mass, congregants enjoyed the traditional soup zhumoo, a squash that prior to their independence, Haitians were not allowed to eat.