By Soraya Denis
Haitian Heritage Month celebration is an expansion of Haitian Flag Day (May 18), a patriotic day celebrating Haitian heritage and culture. Haitian Heritage Month was first celebrated in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1998 and for the past 18 years since its inception it has been celebrated and recognized by Haitian Diaspora communities in Miami and New York.
During the month of May elected officials and the Diaspora hold a series of events that celebrate Haitian culture, in the arts, music as well as Haitian cuisine, which fuses west-african, french and elements of the west indies in the dishes.
Here are six events to attend celebrating Haiti’s rich culture and history.
Haitian Flag Day Celebration – May 18
An Evening of Haitian Art – May 18
Haitian Flag Day Breakfast – May 2
Haitian Flag Day Celebration – May 21
29th Annual Haiti Flag Day – May 22
Yoyo Fritaille a staple Haitian restaurant chain in Brooklyn, will host its “29th Annual Haiti Flag Day” street festival on May 22 in the heart of East Flatbush. Performers include, Fasol, Attraction Riddim, King Posse and DJs Esalar, Toni Beatz and Gaboulou.
Haitian Unity Day – May 23