Sunday, April 26, 2009

Haiti: Main Holidays for the month of May

I just wanted to write this post to keep any of you who are interested in holidays in Haiti for the month of May. In Haiti, we celebrate a lot of holidays similar to the US but the dates are different. Let's see what we get for the month of May!

May 1 Fête de l'agriculture et du travail - Agriculture and labor day
Unfortunately the unemployment rate is crazily high in Haiti and due to different natural events, economical situation, the land is not producing as much as it used to and 80% of our forests are gone.

May 18 Jour du Drapeau - Flag Day
This is a very big day in Haiti! Schools and government offices as well as all private offices are closed. A lot of school kids go to the beach and thousands of people go to Champs De Mars (port-Au-Prince) for the traditional parade and most officials go to Gonaives commonly known as "the City of Independence" to Salute those who fought for the flag and to celebrate the place where our first flag was conceived. Please refer to for a close-up to the current flag and if you are into more details, please refer to the post about the history of the Haitian flag.

May 31 Fêtes des Mères - Haitian Mother's Day the last Sunday in May

If your love ones leave in Haiti and did not do anything for you or wish happy mother's day, don't pick up the phone and start asking them why. Though it is celebrated the second Sunday of May in the US, Mother's day in Haiti is celebrated on the last Sunday!

Now you know!

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