2017 Haitian Flag Day Celebration
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Last May, the Haitian Association of Indiana hosted over 300 people at our annual Flag Day celebration. This year’s event will take place on Sunday May 21st, 2017 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church. This flagship event celebrates over two hundred years of Haiti’s rich culture and heritage. Our theme this year, “Our flag is our pride!” is intended to spotlight Haiti’s cultural history through the ethnic sounds of Haitian music, dance and poetry. HAI is asking for your help to share this cultural extravaganza with the community.
This year, the proceeds from the event will be used to support;
- The Haitian Community Center which will allow the Association to focus more effort on the growing needs of the community.
- The HAI dance academy to benefit youths in the community and expose them to the Haitian Culture.
Did you know the Haitian Flag is one of the oldest flags in the world? Since the 18th century it has been considered a symbol of unity and pride for the people of Haiti. Haitian Flag Day is tightly linked to a history of struggle and freedom and is celebrated internationally during the month of May.