Flag and Universities Day in Haiti
Flag and Universities Day in Haiti is held on May 18. This event in the second decade of the month May is annual. Help us
An inscription on the Haitian flag's coat of arms reads: "L'Union fait la force" (Unity Makes Strong). National unity is a primary theme of Flag and University Day, which is an independence celebration as well as an occasion to recognize the country's educational system.
The first flag of Haiti was adopted on May 18, 1803, during the Haitian Revolution by the revolution leader of Jean-Jacques Dessalines and his goddaughter Catherine Flon. Dessalines later became the first ruler of Haiti after independence. The flag designs changed several times over the last hundreds of years.
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