The following days are public holidays in Haiti. Many Vodou holidays are also celebrated but are not considered public holidays.
The two most important holidays for Haitian Americans are Haitian Independence Day and Haitian Flag Day.
|1 January||New Year’s Day and Independence Day||Commemorates the day in 1804 when Jean-Jacques Dessalines declared the country’s independence and gave it back its original name.|
|2 January||Ancestors’ Day||Remember the ancestors and other relatives who died in the struggle for freedom.|
|January 6||Epiphany||Celebrate the visit of the Magi to the newborn Christ.|
|1 May||Labour and Agriculture Day||International holidays|
|18 May||Flag and University Day||Celebrates its education system and commemorates the creation of the flag at the Arcahaye Conference in 1803.|
|15 August||Assumption Day||Roman Catholic holidays|
|17 October||Anniversary of the death of Dessalines||In commemoration of the death of Jean-Jacques Dessalines.|
|1 November||All Saints’ Day||Roman Catholic holiday; commemoration of sainthood.|
|2 November||Day of the Souls||Roman Catholic holiday; commemoration of the faithful departed.|
|18 November||Day of the Battle of Vertières||Commemorates the victory over the French at the Battle of Vertières in 1803.|
|5 December||Discovery Day||Commemorates the landing of Christopher Columbus on Hispaniola in 1492.|
|25 December||Christmas||Celebrate the birth of Jesus.|