TODAY’S HOLIDAY: Haiti Flag and University Day

Haiti Flag and University Day

National unity is a primary theme of Flag and University Day in Haiti, an independence celebration and an occasion to recognize the country’s educational system. Flag Day became an annual celebration shortly after Catherine Flon sewed the first red and blue flag in 1803, a year before Haiti won its independence from France. The government incorporated University Day as part of the celebration in 1919. Haitians wave flags throughout the day’s parades and fairs, which take place throughout Haiti as well as in New York and Miami, two cities with large Haitian communities. More… Discuss

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2 responses to “TODAY’S HOLIDAY: Haiti Flag and University Day

  1. Miami, Florida, USA has the second largest population of Haitians in USA, New York being first. Much celebrating here.

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