Lunion Suite wants all to remember Haitian Flag Day in remembrance of May 18, 1803, the day our first flag was created. The creation of the Haitian flag was one of the primary symbols of freedom, and source of pride from the Haitian Revolution. The flag shows the spirit of freedom and rebellion against slavery, it symbolizes unity, as expressed by the flag slogan “l’Union Fait la Force.”
In Haiti, Flag Day is a major national holiday celebrated with great fanfare on the grounds of the national palace. Haitians in the Diaspora also observe Flag Day. In The United States for example, teenagers whether in High School give homage to the red and blue by carrying it around with them or on their persona for at least a week. Haiti’s flag’s origin is tightly linked to a history of struggle for freedom.