May 18

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Flag of Haiti
Catherine Flon sewing the flag.
On May 18, 1803, Catherine Flon, during the Congress of Arcahaie, created the first Haitian bicolore in the colors red and blue. This day is celebrated as Haitian Flag Day and is a holiday in Haiti.

Haitian Flag Day is also widely celebrated in the Haitian Diaspora.

See also

  • Haitian Flag - Historic background and information about the current flag.