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Related and neighboring countries: North and South America Dominican Republic

A preview of the Haiti bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for 2021, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers.

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Haiti Public Holidays in 2021 Observance*
Jan.    Fri Independence Day (National Day)
        Sat Founders' Day (Jour des Aïeux)
Feb.    Mon Lundi Gras (Carnival Monday) (afternoon) Afternoon
        Tue Mardi Gras (Carnival)
Apr.    Fri Good Friday
May     Sat Labor and Agriculture Day
        Tue Flag and University Day
June    Thu Corpus Christi (tentative)
Aug.    Sun Assomption
Oct.    Sun Mort de Dessalines
Nov.    Mon All Saints' Day
        Tue All Souls' Day
        Thu Vertières Battle and Armed Forces Day
Dec.    Sat Christmas Day
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

23 Feb 2017 Haiti 2017 Carnival Public Holidays Extended (Communiqués de presse de la Présidence de la République d'Haïti-Port-au-Prince) The Office of Communication of the Presidency of Haiti announced that Haiti's President had issued an Executive Order (arrêté présidentiel) declaring Wednesday, March 1, 2017, had been declared as another non-working public holidays in Haiti to coincide with the 2017 Carnival public holidays in Haiti, and most particularly Ash Wednesday.  06 Feb 2017 Haiti Public Holiday February 7 (Communiqués de presse de la Présidence de la République d'Haïti-Port-au-Prince) In a communiqué released earlier today, the Office of Communication of the Presidency of Haiti (Bureau de la communication de la Primature) has announced that Tuesday February 7, 2017, had been declared as a non-working public holiday throughout Haiti to coincide with the inauguration of President Jovenel Moïse.  27 Oct 2016 Haiti Public Holidays November 1-2 (Communiqués de presse de la Présidence de la République d'Haïti-Port-au-Prince) The Office of Communication of the Presidency of Haiti (Bureau de la communication de la Primature) has announced that Haiti's President has issued an Executive Order declaring Tuesday and Wednesday, November 1 and 2, 2016, as a non-working public holidays throughout Haiti to coincide with this year's public holidays in Haiti for All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day.  15 Oct 2016 Haiti Public Holiday October 17 (Communiqués de presse de la Présidence de la République d'Haïti-Port-au-Prince) The Office of Communication of the Presidency of Haiti (Bureau de la communication de la Primature) has announced that Haiti's President has issued an Executive Order declaring Monday, October 17, 2016, as a non-working public holiday throughout Haiti to coincide with this year's public holiday of Haiti commemorating the death of the Emperor Jean-Jacques Dessalines.  25 May 2016 Haiti Public Holiday May 26 (Communiqués de presse de la Présidence de la République d'Haïti-Port-au-Prince) The Office of Communication of the Presidency of Haiti and the Ministry of Communication of Haiti have announced that Haiti's President has once again issued an Executive Order declaring Thursday, May 26, 2016, as an additional one-off non-working public holiday throughout Haiti to coincide with this year's "Corpus Christi" holiday.  09 Feb 2016 Haiti 2016 Carnival Public Holidays Extended (Communiqués de presse de la Présidence de la République d'Haïti-Port-au-Prince) The Office of Communication of the Presidency of Haiti announced that Haiti's President had issued an Executive Order declaring Wednesday, February 10, 2016, had been declared as another non-working public holidays in Haiti to coincide with the 2016 Carnival public holidays in Haiti, and most particularly Ash Wednesday.  08 Feb 2016 Haiti 2016 Carnival Public Holidays (Communiqués de presse de la Présidence de la République d'Haïti-Port-au-Prince) The Office of Communication of the Presidency of Haiti has announced that, following deliberations by the Council of Ministers, Haiti's President had issued an Executive Order declaring the afternoon of Monday, February 8, and all day Tuesday, February 9, 2016, as non-working public holidays in Haiti to coincide with the 2016 Carnival public holidays in Haiti.  08 Jan 2016 Haiti Rules-Out 2016 Earthquake Public Holiday (Communiqués de presse de la Présidence de la République d'Haïti-Port-au-Prince) The Office of Communication of the Presidency of Haiti ("Ministère de la Communication, au nom du Gouvernement de la République") has announced that Haiti's Government had declared Tuesday, January 12, 2016, as a "day of remembrance and reflection dedicated to the memory of the victims of the earthquake of January 12, 2010", but that Tuesday, January 12, 2016, would not be a non-working public holiday in Haiti ("journée de commémoration et de réflexion, qui n'est pas fériée").  03 Jun 2015 Haiti Public Holiday June 4 (Communiqués de presse de la Présidence de la République d'Haïti-Port-au-Prince) The Office of Communication of the Presidency of Haiti and the Ministry of Communication of Haiti have announced that, by a Presidential Order dated 3 June 2015, Haiti's President had once again issued an Executive Order declaring Thursday, June 4, 2015, as an additional one-off non-working public holiday throughout Haiti to coincide with this year's "Corpus Christi" holiday.  09 Feb 2015 Haiti 2015 Carnival Public Holidays (Communiqués de presse de la Présidence de la République d'Haïti-Port-au-Prince) The Office of Communication of the Presidency of Haiti has announced that Haiti's President had issued an Executive Order declaring the afternoon of Monday, February 16, and all day Wednesday, February 18, 2015, as additional one-off non-working public holidays to coincide with this year's Carnival public holidays in Haiti.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Haiti public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.


Background Information

Governing Law: Official public holidays in Haïti are regulated by articles 107-119, in particular 110 and 111, of the Décret du 24 février 1984 actualisant le Code du travail du 12 septembre 1961 as modified by the Loi du jeudi 5 juin 2003 actualisant le Code du travail du 12 septembre 1961.  Working Holidays: The above-mentioned decrees and laws list some holidays as non-working (jours fériés chômés), and some as working holidays (jours fériés non chômés). Both specify that some of the working holidays could, at the President's discretion, be converted to non-working holidays on a case-by-case basis.  Haiti International Codes HT and HTI (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .ht (ICANN national top-level internet domain). • Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Haiti information and news: Central Bank of Haiti (Haiti central bank), UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Haiti maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Haiti), and Wikipedia (includes Haiti commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Observance : Any entry in the Observance column indicates that, in Haiti, the holiday may be regional or non-official or limited to certain religious and/or linguistic groups, or begin at a time other than midnight. Note that religious holidays are included only if they are national public holidays, or if the national labour code has specific holiday allowances for employees of specific religions.


Disclaimer
In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2021 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Haiti, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of Haiti, before planning any trip to Haiti. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.



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