Happy Haitian Flag Day!
Sat, May 18th 9pm
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NY: Haitian Flag Day Events

May 18, 2012 at 6pm, celebrate Haitian Flag Day by donating clothing and personal hygiene items at the Helping Haiti Happy Hour: Turtle Bay, 987 2nd Avenue, New York, NY 10022. Suggested donation is $10 and special happy hour deals are in effect. Info

May 18, 2012, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Brooklyn Borough Hall (209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201) Click here to see event flyer. Food and refreshments will be served. Sponsored by New York City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn, Council Member Mathieu Eugene and Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz. To RSVP, call Councilmember Eugene’s District Office at (718) 287-8762 Info

May 21 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is FREE - New York City Council Deputy Majority Leader Leroy Comrie, under the leadership of Speaker Christine Quinn, will join with Council Members James Sanders Jr. and Ruben Wills to host the Council’s annual Haiti Flag Day celebration at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic School, 115-50 221st Street Info

Haitian Flag Day

"For a country’s citizens, the national flag is indisputably a symbol of general pride. They would consider any offense to their flag to be an offense to their country. Beyond being an icon though, a flag’s origin can often say a lot about a nation’s social make-up or history. Haitians feel no different and even reserve a special day to honor it. That day is May 18th.
In Haiti, Flag Day is a major national holiday celebrated with great fanfare on the grounds of the national palace. Haitians in the Diaspora also observe Flag Day. In The United States for example, teenagers whether in High School give homage to the red and blue by carrying it around with them or on their persona for at least a week. Haiti’s flag’s origin is tightly linked to a history of struggle for freedom.”
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