The Launch of Trivia Night Thursdays
On July 13, 2017, the Embassy of Haiti in Washington, DC launched Trivia Night Thursdays to complement its existing Open House series. Open to the general public, the event has been designed to offer an educational, cultural and social experience. Participants engaged in a fun, interactive and competitive activity integrating lively Haitian music, with prizes awarded to members of the winning trivia team.
The event was well attended with participants from Howard University, NASA, NBC News, DC’s Office of the Attorney General, the Association of Haitian Professionals (AHP) and more. Upon arrival, each participant was greeted with a custom-designed straw hat made in Haiti and signature cocktails infused with Haiti’s best known export, Rhum Barbancourt. The night continued with a guided tour of the renovated historic Chancery and the latest exhibits featured on its walls. As they gathered in the grand ballroom, the participants formed their teams and partook in a competitive trivia game featuring general questions on literature, entertainments, sports, current events, history and more!
Congratulations to team “HEE” on winning first place! We look forward to hosting the winning team(s) from each trivia night as they return to compete in a championship trivia night to take place later this year.
Members from the winning teams have taken home made-in-Haiti products by Haitian-American entrepreneurs who participated in the Haitian Embassy’s most recent initiative, Pop-up shop earlier this year.
July 20, 2017 & July 27, 2017: Made-in-Haiti modern candles by Vetiver Les Cayes , a niche home and lifestyle brand creating unique products that highlight Haiti`s untapped natural resources. The debut collection, features modern candles with four signature scents developed with 100% all natural Haitian Vetiver essential oil harvested in Les Cayes, South-West region of the island. The candles are hand poured using natural soy wax. The signature Vetiver Capsule Collection scents include: Vetiver + Amber; Vetiver + Orange; Vetiver + Lime and Vetiver + Grapefruit. For additional information on the candles, please visit the following link.
A couple from the winning team also took home a custom made-in-Haiti decorative pillow designed by Haitian-American entrepreneur and designer Eddy Albertini. Mr. Albertini is the artist behind Deux Noirs. His long standing interest in photography, music, and art has brought out a strong passion to create Deux Noirs artwork reflecting everyday Haitian lifestyle. An Award Winning Retail Design Executive with a distinguished career of creating visionary retail design concepts that strengthen brand positioning for PVH a Fortune 500 company. He has designed high-end full line department stores in the United States and completed projects from London, Japan, China, Australia and Costa Rica.
August 3, 2017: Members of the winning team received a gift bag of Haitian Coffee and Chocolate made by Zesa Raw. Products are available at the following link.
We invite you to grab a few colleagues and friends, and join us for Trivia Night Thursdays at the Embassy of Haiti!
Photo Credit: Embassy of Haiti, Lawrence Gonzalez and Pierre Jolicoeur