Haitian Flag Day
May 7, 2012 by Sarah
This event is held each year by the Haitian Association of Indiana, also known as HAI, and is to celebrate the creation of the Haitian Flag in remembrance of the events that took place on May 18th, in 1803. It was during this time that the flag flew to symbolize the primary symbols of freedom, and is to this day a source of pride to the Haitian people who remember the Haitian Revolution. This revolution was the first and most successful, in the Western Hemisphere, slave rebellion which led to the first republic for black people. This celebration is to remember the struggle against slavery and to honor the triumphant victory that was achieved.
This is a two part celebration which begins with a parade that features singing and dancing performers. This parade starts at 2pm. The second part of this even brings together people and guests to enjoy flavorful Haitian foods, beverages, and music, as well as to chat and mingle with all who attend the event. There will be a raffle for a 24” HDTV, a Tom Tom, and an iPod Shuffle. These raffle tickets will be sold throughout the event. Raffle tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 317-698-9096.
Flyer printing and banner printing to promote this event have no doubt been carried out by local print shops. Admission to this event is free. Parking is free. For more information about this event, please visit the Haitian Flag Day website or call the Haitian Day committee at 317-698-9096.