Last Gede Party in Brooklyn for the Season
Every November in Brooklyn, Gede parties occur each weekend, often competing for attention in the Haitian community. Gede is a very popular Spirit, for one reason, because he is lewd and playful. People laugh and have a good time when he comes.
Gede’s playful actions are a counterweight to the other side of Gede. He is known for telling hard truths to the people at the ceremonies. He is one of the most powerful Spirits in the Vodou pantheon, living in cemeteries and controlling who passes on to Death. He is the joker alleviating the unbearable weight of the ultimate bad event, Death.