The enthronement of the new national Ati coincided with the celebration on August 14 of the 218 th anniversary of the Bois-Caiman ceremony. The new leader Carl Henry Desmornes is called to gather all the sons of Vodou under the same Mapo .
Thursday, August 15, 2019 ((rezonodwes.com)) – Wednesday, in the middle of the day, the The enclosure of the Canne-à-Sucre Historical Park was already full of Vodou priests, Gwetode gweto representatives of the societies Mal pa dous Trankil San Pitye, lay people resolved to be privileged witnesses of the coronation of Carl-Henry Desmornes as new Ati national . In the meantime, local elected officials and guests were present, including the nun of Tabarre, Nice Simon, the Deputy Caleb Desrameaux, the director general of the Ministry of Cults, Evens Souffrant, the political activist, René Civil, the former general Hérard Abraham.
A few steps away from the erected stand, vèvès drawn, a poto-mitan draped in yellow and high green, the drum Asòtò dominant reinforce the mystery on the ritual of the mallet pass to the new elected leader. Moreover, in the loudspeakers hammered chants resumed in chorus by an audience mostly dressed in white, supported by Ayibobo and marked by crazy braces wousi kanzo .
Euvronie Georges Auguste, at the controls of the ceremony, reminds the new leader of the building he is waiting for. The leader of the KNVA with ornaments (necklace, hat, cane, costume) of the national Ati, invites the concerned to marry wisdom, self-denial, humility to transcend the quarrels and bring peace and harmony in vodou family
“Today you have another face, that of the greatest spiritual leader. The word Ati means the largest tree in the forest. We are only shrubs, you have to protect us. You are called to work for our fulfillment '' advises Euvronie Georges Auguste.
Proofs of union, new start?
The unfortunate candidate to
the race to the Atiature the hougan Wilner Demosthenes, accompanied
the new Ati on the occasion of the ceremony of wosman . This gesture, hailed by several insiders, augurs better
perspectives for the future of ancestral worship, consider observers. The
new strongman Carl-Henry Desmornes, after traveling all over the
site and locked up in a cabinet, in accordance with tradition, issued his
message after more than 5 hours of waiting
'' The date of August 14, is a symbol for the Haitian people for me
also. I opted for this day because of its mystical significance and
historical. I hope it will be a new beginning, a mark of commitment to
all the initiates to overcome the challenges '' launched Carl-Henry Desmornes
After the past Ati Max Gesner
Beauvoir, Joseph Fritzner Comas, the hougan Carl-Henry Desmornes becomes the 3 th
Ati elected at the head of Vodou. He holds a 7-year tenure, according to established laws and principles.