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* Flags Of The World: [http://flagspot.net/flags/ht.html Haiti]
 
* Flags Of The World: [http://flagspot.net/flags/ht.html Haiti]
 
* [http://www.haiti.org/Whatsnew/discours_pres_18mai.htm Message du Jean-Bertrand Aristide - Bicentenaire de la Création du Bicolore Haïtien, Bleu et Rouge] - Address by Haitian President Aristide commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Haitian flag. (Haitian Creole and French text)
 
* [http://www.haiti.org/Whatsnew/discours_pres_18mai.htm Message du Jean-Bertrand Aristide - Bicentenaire de la Création du Bicolore Haïtien, Bleu et Rouge] - Address by Haitian President Aristide commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Haitian flag. (Haitian Creole and French text)
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* [http://www.el-bohio.com/flag.html El Bohío Dominicano - Dominican Flag: History and Evolution] - Article on the history of the flag of the Dominican Republic.
  
 
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The Haitian Flag (Kreyòl: Drapo Ayisyen, French: Drapeau d'Haïti) in it's current form was adopted by Haiti on February 17, 1986.

Flag of the Republic of Haiti

Flag of Haiti
Catherine Flon on a ten gourdes note, sewing the flag
The first red and blue flag was sewn by Catherine Flon on May 18, 1803, during the Congress of Arcahaie, under instructions of Jean-Jacques Dessalines. Dessalines is said to have asked to remove the white of the French flag, which led to the red and blue design. The coat of arms in the center carries the words: "L'Union fait la force" (transl. Unity Makes Strong). Initially the flag had the inscription: Liberté ou la Mort (Liberty or Death).

Design of the Flag

Haitian Coat of Arms
The Haitian Constitution of March 29, 1987 states in Article 3 1:
The emblem of the Haitian Nation shall be a flag with the following description:
a. Two (2) equal sized horizontal bands: a blue one on top and a red one underneath;
b. The coat of arms of the Republic are: a Palette surmounted by the liberty cap, and under the palms a trophy with the legend:
In Union there is Strength [L'UNION FAIT LA FORCE or for the Kreyòl version: MEN ANPIL, CHAY PA LOU]


Note 1: Original text in the 1987 Haitian Constitution (Kreyòl version):

Premye Pati Konstitisyon an - Chapit 1

Nimewo 2:
Koulè drapo peyi d Ayiti, se ble e wouj.
Nimewo 3:
Men ki jan drapo peyi d Ayiti dwe fèt:
Drapo a fèt ak 2 moso twal, menm longè, menm lajè. Moso twal ble a, anwo. Moso twal wouj la, anba. Tou le 2 moso twal yo kouche.
Nan mitan drapo a, sou yon ti moso twal blan, yon moso twal kare, y a fè desen yon pye palmis, ak yon bonèt wouj sou tèt pye palmis la.
Anba fèy palmis la, y a fè desen kèk zam ak kèk enstriman mizik.
Men sa y a ekri, anba, sou ti moso twal blan an: MEN ANPIL, CHAY PA LOU.

May 18 - Haitian Flag Day

In honor of the May 18 1803 creation of the first red and blue bicolore, during the Congress of Arcahaie, this day is a holiday in Haiti.

Relation to the Flag of the Dominican Republlic

Dominican republic flag.gif
The flag of the Dominican Republic (at left) has its roots in the Haitian Flag of the early 19th century, a horizontal bicolor of blue over red. (Martucci)


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