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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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    Friday December 23, 2022Christmas holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Sunday December 25, 2022Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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    Sunday January 1, 2023Independence DayNational Day
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    Monday January 2, 2023Ancestry DaySecular holiday
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    Monday January 9, 2023Christmas holiday (end)School holidays
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    Tuesday February 14, 2023Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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    Friday February 17, 2023Carnival holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday February 20, 2023Half-day holidaySecular holiday
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    Tuesday February 21, 2023CarnivalSecular holiday
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    Wednesday February 22, 2023Ash WednesdayCatholic or protestant
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    Thursday February 23, 2023Carnival holiday (end)School holidays
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    Sunday March 5, 2023MarathonSports events
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    Wednesday March 29, 2023Constitution DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Wednesday April 5, 2023Easter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Friday April 7, 2023Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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    Friday April 7, 2023Toussaint Louverture AnniversaryEvents, celebrations...
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    Sunday April 9, 2023EasterCatholic or protestant
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    Monday April 10, 2023Easter holiday (end)School holidays
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    Monday May 1, 2023Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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    Thursday May 18, 2023Ascensioncards/flowers
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    Thursday May 18, 2023Flag and Universities DaySecular holiday
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    Saturday May 27, 2023Mother's Daycards/flowers
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    Thursday June 8, 2023Corpus CristiCatholic
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    Sunday June 18, 2023Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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    Christmas holiday (beginning)

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    Friday December 23, 2022
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    Christmas Day

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    Sunday December 25, 2022
    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.

    Independence Day

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    Sunday January 1, 2023
    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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    Monday January 2, 2023
    Secular holiday : Also called Heroes Day . Haitians honor their forefathers.

    Christmas holiday (end)

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    Monday January 9, 2023
    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: 184 school days (920 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 2023

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

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    Valentine's Day

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    Tuesday February 14, 2023
    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

    Carnival holiday (beginning)

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    Friday February 17, 2023
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    Half-day holiday

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    Monday February 20, 2023
    Secular holiday : Lundi Gras, afternoon only

    Carnival

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    Tuesday February 21, 2023
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    Ash Wednesday

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    Wednesday February 22, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : Christian observance to begin the 40 day season of Lent. Ashes are marked on worshippers as a sign of penitence.

    Carnival holiday (end)

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    Thursday February 23, 2023
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    Marathon

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    Sunday March 5, 2023
    Sports events : Http://www.lghmarathon.org/ 2023 edition NOT confirmed

    Constitution Day

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    Wednesday March 29, 2023
    Culture : Ratification of the Constitution

    Easter holiday (beginning)

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    Wednesday April 5, 2023
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    Good Friday

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    Friday April 7, 2023
    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.

    Toussaint Louverture Anniversary

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    Friday April 7, 2023
    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.

    Easter

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    Sunday April 9, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday

    Easter holiday (end)

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    Monday April 10, 2023
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    Labor Day/May Day

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    Monday May 1, 2023
    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 18, 2023
    cards/flowers : not a public holiday

    Flag and Universities Day

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    Thursday May 18, 2023
    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 27, 2023
    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 June 8, 2023
    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.

    Fathers' Day

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    Sunday June 18, 2023
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