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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

  • Currency: Gourde (HTG)
  • Internet domain: .ht - telephone code: +509 - GMT offset: -5 (DST: no)
  • Weekend: Saturday & Sunday
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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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    Independence Day

    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

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

    Christmas holiday (end)

    Monday January 9, 2023
    School holidays : Information gazetted by the Ministry of Education
    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

    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


    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. In Galicia, Spain, only in the city of Pontevedra. In some Caribbean islands, marks the Carnival period.

    Carnival holiday (end)

    Thursday February 23, 2023
    School holidays :


    Sunday March 5, 2023
    Sports events : Http:// 2023 edition NOT confirmed

    Constitution Day

    Wednesday March 29, 2023
    Culture : Ratification of the Constitution