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Public Holidays

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Independence Day

– Jan 1

Ancestry Day

– Jan 2

Les Rois (the kings)

– Jan 6

Carnival

– Feb 16 (Mardi Gras celebration lasts a week although only one day is an official holiday.)

Death of Toussaint L’Ouverture

– April 7

Labour Day

– May 1

Flag Day

– May 18

Sovereignty and Thanksgiving Day

– May 22

Mother’s Day

– Always celebrated on the last Sunday in May

Corpus Christi

– June 7

Pilgrimage of St. D’Eau

– Early July

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

– Aug 15

Death of Jean-Jacques Dessalines

– October 17

All Saints Day

– Nov. 1

All Souls Day

– Nov 2

Vertieres Day

– Nov. 18

Discovery of Haiti

– Dec. 5

Christmas Eve

– Dec 24

Christmas Day

– Dec. 25