Independence Day -
Monday January 1, 2018
Secular holiday : Anniversary of the day in 1804 when Jean-Jacques Dessalines declared independence and restored the country's original name Haiti , from the Indian vernacular for land of mountains
Ancestry Day -
Tuesday January 2, 2018
Secular holiday : Also called Heroes Day . Haitians honor their forefathers.
Christmas holiday (end) -
Thursday January 4, 2018
School holidays : Information gazetted by the lycée Alexandre Dumas
Schooling in Haiti is mandatory till age 12
number of instructional days per year in lower secondary education: 157
33% of children do not attend school
schools may remain open on Saturday
school uniforms often required
We carry all confirmed dates till July 2018
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Discovery Day -
Tuesday December 5, 2017
Christmas holiday (beginning) -
Friday December 15, 2017
School holidays :
Christmas Day -
Monday December 25, 2017
Catholic or protestant : Since pre-historic times in Europe, festivities (bonfires, offrerings) were marking the beginning of longer hours of daylight with fires and ritual. The Roman festival of Saturnalia lasted several days in December (gambling and offerings). Germanic tribes also celebrated mid-winter (drinking and rituals). The Bulgarian (with Koleduvane) and the Polish (with Gwiazdka) perpetuate this tradition. Jesus of Nazareth was probably born in springtime (Reformists favour autumn). But in the 4th century, December 25th was chosen for the celebration of his birth by Pope Julius I (Bishop Liberus is also mentioned in 354 A.D.). Thus, a Christian element was introduced in the long-established mid-winter festivals. Before 1582, the Papal States and other Italian city states celebrated New Year’s Day on Christmas Day.