Choubaka in white and black

Choubaka, adorned with white and black, takes us to Morne-a-l’Eau, to visit a unique cemetery and to pay homage to singular checkerboard sepultures. Built in 1847 on a hillside, the cemetery now houses more than 1800 tombs staggered in tiers and decorated for the most part with black and white earthenware tiles, symbolizing the passage from life to death. The funeral rites are of particular importance for the Guadeloupeans. Notably the days of All Saints’ Day and the Feast of the Dead (november 1 and 2, holidays in Guadeloupe), where the vaults are illuminated with thousands of candles brought by the families of the deceased. The place remains an unmissable stop on the archipelago.