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Haitian Independence Day – January 1, 2024

Every year, Haitian Independence Day is observed on January 1. Haiti created history by being the 1st country in the Western Hemisphere to eliminate slavery on January 1, 1804. Ancestors’ Day and Independence Day are celebrated on the first two days of the calendar year.

The day of January 2 honours the founders of the nation and the people who have sacrificed their lives during the fight for independence.

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On February 4, 1794, the French National Convention announced the abolition of slavery in all French colonies. On November 18, 1803, the final battle was held, called the ‘Battle of Vertières.

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What was Haiti called in 1492?

When Christopher Columbus came to Haiti in 1492, he called it ‘La Isla Española,’ later Latinized to ‘Hispaniola.’

What per cent of Haiti is white?



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