The business world's No-Go Days!

linkHaiti : public and bank holidays, closure of banks, stock exchanges, school vacations

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

  • Currency: Gourde (HTG)
  • Internet domain: .ht - telephone code: +509 - GMT offset: -5 (DST: no)
    From Oct 2022, BANKS WILL ONLY OPEN ON MONDAY, WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY
  • Weekend: Saturday & Sunday
  • IF YOU NEED TRANSLATION INTO THIS COUNTRY's LANGUAGE(S): French (150 million speakers in 30 countries), Creole ...
    Contact edit!
  • DateNameKindMore
    Tuesday February 14, 2023Valentine's Daycards/flowers
    view more
    Friday February 17, 2023Carnival holiday (beginning)School holidays
    view more
    Monday February 20, 2023Half-day holidaySecular holiday
    view more
    Tuesday February 21, 2023CarnivalSecular holiday
    view more
    Wednesday February 22, 2023Ash WednesdayCatholic or protestant
    view more
    Monday February 27, 2023Carnival holiday (end)School holidays
    view more
    Wednesday March 29, 2023Constitution DayEvents, celebrations...
    view more
    Wednesday April 5, 2023Easter holiday (beginning)School holidays
    view more
    Friday April 7, 2023Toussaint Louverture AnniversaryEvents, celebrations...
    view more
    Friday April 7, 2023Good FridayCatholic or protestant
    view more
    Sunday April 9, 2023EasterCatholic or protestant
    view more
    Monday April 10, 2023Easter holiday (end)School holidays
    view more
    Monday May 1, 2023Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
    view more
    Thursday May 18, 2023Ascensioncards/flowers
    view more
    Thursday May 18, 2023Flag and Universities DaySecular holiday
    view more
    Saturday May 27, 2023Mother's Daycards/flowers
    view more
    Thursday June 8, 2023Corpus CristiCatholic
    view more
    Sunday June 18, 2023Fathers' Daycards/flowers
    view more
    Sunday July 30, 2023Carnaval des FleursEvents, celebrations...
    view more
    Monday July 31, 2023Earthquake Mourningcards/flowers
    view more
    Friday August 4, 2023Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
    view more
    Tuesday August 15, 2023AssumptionCatholic
    view more

    Valentine's Day

    -
    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)

    -
    Friday February 17, 2023
    School holidays :

    Half-day holiday

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

    Carnival

    -
    Tuesday February 21, 2023
    Secular holiday :

    Ash Wednesday

    -
    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)

    -
    Monday February 27, 2023
    School holidays :

    Constitution Day

    -
    Wednesday March 29, 2023
    Culture : Ratification of the Constitution

    Easter holiday (beginning)

    -
    Wednesday April 5, 2023
    School holidays :

    Toussaint Louverture Anniversary

    -
    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.

    Good Friday

    -
    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.

    Easter

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

    Easter holiday (end)

    -
    Monday April 10, 2023
    School holidays :

    Labor Day/May Day

    -
    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

    -
    Thursday May 18, 2023
    cards/flowers :

    Flag and Universities Day

    -
    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

    -
    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

    -
    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

    -
    Sunday June 18, 2023
    cards/flowers :

    Carnaval des Fleurs

    -
    Sunday July 30, 2023
    Culture :

    Earthquake Mourning

    -
    Monday July 31, 2023
    cards/flowers : Remembrance of the 2010 earthquake

    Summer holiday (beginning)

    -
    Friday August 4, 2023
    School holidays :

    Assumption

    -
    Tuesday August 15, 2023
    Catholic : Dogma defined by the Catholic Church on November 1, 1950, when Pope Pius XII declared that at the end of her life, Mary's body and soul were assumed into Heaven.