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Haiti : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months

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    From Oct 2022, BANKS WILL ONLY OPEN ON MONDAY, WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY
  • Weekend: Saturday & Sunday
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    Monday january 1, 2024Independence DayNational Day
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    Tuesday january 2, 2024Ancestry DaySecular holiday
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    Wednesday january 3, 2024Christmas holiday (end)School holidays
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    Friday february 9, 2024Carnival holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday february 12, 2024Half-day holidaySecular holiday
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    Tuesday february 13, 2024CarnivalSecular holiday
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    Wednesday february 14, 2024Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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    Wednesday february 14, 2024Ash WednesdayCatholic or protestant
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    Sunday february 25, 2024MarathonSports events
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    Wednesday march 27, 2024Easter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Friday march 29, 2024Constitution DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Friday march 29, 2024Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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    Sunday march 31, 2024EasterCatholic or protestant
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    Monday april 1, 2024Easter holiday (end)School holidays
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    Sunday april 7, 2024Toussaint Louverture AnniversaryEvents, celebrations...
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    Wednesday may 1, 2024Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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    Thursday may 9, 2024Ascensioncards/flowers
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    Saturday may 18, 2024Flag and Universities DaySecular holiday
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    Saturday may 25, 2024Mother's Daycards/flowers
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    Thursday may 30, 2024Corpus CristiCatholic
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    Independence Day

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    Monday january 1, 2024
    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

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    Tuesday january 2, 2024
    Secular holiday : Also called Heroes Day . Haitians honor their forefathers.

    Christmas holiday (end)

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    Wednesday january 3, 2024
    School holidays : Information gazetted by the Ministry of Education
    http://www.sgcm.gouv.ht/ministre-de-leducation-nationale-et-de-la-formation-professionnelle/
    Schooling in Haiti is mandatory till age 12
    number of instructional days per year: 181 school days (955 hours)
    33% of children do not attend school
    Schools may remain open on Saturday
    School uniforms often required

    "afro" hairstyle prohibited in most schools

    We carry confirmed dates till Aug 2024

    Please note that authorities may take last-minute decisions; please double-check if this information is vital to you

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    Carnival holiday (beginning)

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    Friday february 9, 2024
    School holidays :

    Half-day holiday

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    Monday february 12, 2024
    Secular holiday : Lundi Gras, afternoon only

    Carnival

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    Tuesday february 13, 2024
    Secular holiday :

    Valentine's Day

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    Wednesday february 14, 2024
    cards/flowers : Introduced by Pope Gelasus in 498, perhaps in response to a local Roman tradition of lovers writing their names on an urn in February

    Ash Wednesday

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    Wednesday february 14, 2024
    Catholic or protestant : Christian observance to begin the 40 day season of Lent. Ashes are marked on worshippers as a sign of penitence.

    Marathon

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    Sunday february 25, 2024
    Sports events : Http://www.lghmarathon.org/ 2024 edition NOT confirmed

    Easter holiday (beginning)

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    Wednesday march 27, 2024
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    Constitution Day

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    Friday march 29, 2024
    Culture : Ratification of the Constitution

    Good Friday

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    Friday march 29, 2024
    Catholic or protestant : The First Council of Nicaea (a gathering of bishops in the early days of Christianity) wanted to find a day to commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. This commemoration had to be linked to Jewish holiday traditions, since the last supper of Christ was believed to be a Jewish Passover meal. But the Jewish calendar is based on lunar and solar cycles, so the Easter celebration had to follow the same calendar.

    Easter

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    Sunday march 31, 2024
    Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday

    Easter holiday (end)

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    Monday april 1, 2024
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    Toussaint Louverture Anniversary

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    Sunday april 7, 2024
    Culture : A former slave who became a general in the French army of Napoleon, Toussaint Louverture (1743 - 1803)established a new constitution of the Dominican Republic.

    Labor Day/May Day

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    Wednesday may 1, 2024
    Secular holiday : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .

    Ascension

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    Thursday may 9, 2024
    cards/flowers :

    Flag and Universities Day

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    Saturday may 18, 2024
    Secular holiday : Originally, the university flag was blue and red. On June 21, 1964, the Duvalier regime changed the colours to black and red. The decision was reverted in 1987.

    Mother's Day

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    Saturday may 25, 2024
    cards/flowers : Mother’s day has evolved in many countries in different ways. This is because mother’s day has different origins in different countries and therefore occurs on different days in the year. One school of thought claims that this day emerged from the custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Mother worship which kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of gods, and Rhea, the wife of Cronus, was held on March 15 to March 18 around Asia Minor. They insist that this custom spread around the world. Mothering Sunday is the celebration of motherhood in the United Kingdom. It is also known as Mid-lent Sunday, Rose Sunday and Laetare Sunday. It originally comes from the Victorian practice of allowing servants to return home to visit their mothers on this day. In the United States, Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1819 - October 17, 1910) was a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, and poet. Howe’s Battle Hymn of the Republic was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862 and quickly became one of the most popular songs for the Union during the American Civil War. After the war she focused her activities on the causes of Pacifism and women’s suffrage. In 1870 she was the first to proclaim Mother’s Day, with her Mother’s Day Proclamation.

    Corpus Cristi

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    Thursday may 30, 2024
    Catholic : Commemorates the Last supper. Pope Urban IV ordered the observance of such a feast in 1264, and in the following century it became universal in the Western Church. For six hundred years that feast was observed on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday, but in 1970 the new Roman Missal, while retaining that day for some countries, provided that in others the feast be observed on the Sunday after Trinity.