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Haiti Public Holidays News and Updates

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This page contains a sampling of our database of news and updates related to Haiti public holidays, bank holidays, government holidays and national holidays, as of March 2019, and covering calendar year 2019 Haiti public holidays, gathered as part of our continuous monitoring of worldwide news media and official government sources to detect changes to bank holidays and public holidays legislation, or ad hoc bank holidays and public holidays changes, anywhere in the world.

Below is this list of Haiti public holidays news and updates.

2019 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Mar
  • 2
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  • Haiti 2019 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 a decree (arrêté publié dans le journal officiel Le Moniteur) declaring Monday afternoon, March 4, and Wednesday, Maqrch 5, 2019, as non-working public holidays in Haiti to coincide with the 2019 Carnival public holidays in Haiti, and most particularly Ash Wednesday.
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2018

  • Oct
  • 7
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  • Haiti Rules-Out October 8 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 denied rumours that Monday, October 8, 2018, had been declared a non-working public holiday in Haiti.
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  • Feb
  • 10
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  • Haiti 2018 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 a decree (arrêté publié dans le journal officiel Le Moniteur) declaring Monday afternoon, February 12, and Wednesday, February 14, 2018, as non-working public holidays in Haiti to coincide with the 2018 Carnival public holidays in Haiti, and most particularly Ash Wednesday.
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2017

  • Feb
  • 23
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  • 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.
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  • Feb
  • 6
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  • 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.
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2016

  • Oct
  • 27
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  • 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.
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  • Oct
  • 15
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  • 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.
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  • May
  • 25
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  • 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.
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  • Feb
  • 9
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  • 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.
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  • Feb
  • 8
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  • 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.
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  • Jan
  • 8
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  • 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").
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2015

  • Jun
  • 3
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  • 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.
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  • Feb
  • 9
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  • 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.
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2014

  • Jul
  • 18
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  • Haiti Public Holidays July 28-29

    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 Monday and Tuesday, July 28-29, 2014, as additional one-off non-working public holidays to coincide with the upcoming Carnaval des Fleurs 2014.
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  • Jun
  • 17
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  • Haiti Public Holiday June 19

    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 once again issued an Executive Order declaring Thursday, June 19, 2014, as an additional one-off non-working public holiday throughout Haiti to coincide with this year's "Corpus Christi" holiday.
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2013

  • Jun
  • 28
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  • Haiti Public Holidays July 29-30

    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 Monday and Tuesday, July 29-30, 2013, as additional one-off non-working public holidays to coincide with the upcoming Carnaval des Fleurs 2013.
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  • May
  • 28
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  • Haiti Public Holiday May 30

    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 Thursday, May 30, 2013, as an additional one-off non-working public holiday throughout Haiti to coincide with this year's "Corpus Christi" holiday.
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  • Feb
  • 3
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  • Haiti 2013 Carnival Public Holidays Announced

    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 11, and all day Wednesday, February 13, 2013, as additional one-off non-working public holidays to coincide with this year's Carnival public holidays in Haiti.
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  • Jan
  • 10
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  • Haiti Earthquake Public Holiday Ruled-Out in 2013

    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, Michel Martelly, had issued a Presidential Order declaring Saturday, January 12, 2013, as a "day of remembrance and reflection dedicated to the memory of the victims of the earthquake of January 12, 2010".
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2012

  • Oct
  • 25
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  • Haiti Hurricane Public Holiday October 26

    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, Michel Martelly, had issued an Executive Order declaring Friday, October 26, 2012, as an additional one-off non-working public holiday in Haiti following the recent passage of tropical storm Sandy.
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  • Jul
  • 25
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  • Haiti Public Holidays July 30-31

    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, Michel Martelly, had issued an Executive Order declaring Monday and Tuesday, July 30-31, 2012, as additional one-off non-working public holidays to coincide with the upcoming Carnaval des Fleurs.
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  • May
  • 16
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  • Haiti May 17 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

    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 Thursday, May 17, 2012, Ascension Day, has not been declared a one-off non-working public holiday in Haiti.
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  • Feb
  • 15
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  • Haiti 2012 Carnival Public Holidays Announced

    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 Monday, February 20, 2012, and Wednesday, February 22, 2012, as additional one-off non-working public holidays to coincide with the upcoming Carnival.
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  • Jan
  • 11
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  • Haiti Public Holiday Tomorrow

    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, Michel Martelly, has issued an Executive Order declaring Thursday, January 12, 2012, as a one-off non-working public holiday to commemorate the second anniversary of the earthquake of January 12, 2010.
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2011

  • Aug
  • 3
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  • Haiti Declares August 4 Public Holiday

    Ministère de l'Intérieur et des Collectivités Territoriales d'Haïti (Port-au-Prince) - The Haitian Ministry of the Interior has declared tomorrow, Thursday, August 4, 2011, as a one-off non-working public holiday on account of the current tropical storm Emily.
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  • Feb
  • 28
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  • Haiti 2011 Carnival Public Holidays Clarified

    Ministère de l'Intérieur et des Collectivités Territoriales d'Haïti (Port-au-Prince) - The government of Haiti has announced that, although the Carnival celebrations had been restored this year, after a one-year hiatus due to the 2010 earthquake, only Mardi Gras, on Tuesday, March 8, 2011, would be observed as a non-working public holiday (jour férié chômé) in Haiti.
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2010

  • Feb
  • 14
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  • Haiti Confirms 2010 Carnival Public Holiday

    Le Nouvelliste Haïti (Port-au-Prince) - The government of Haiti has announced that, although the Carnival celebrations had been canceled for this year, the Mardi Gras, February 16, 2010, public holiday would remain a non-working day (jour férié chômé).
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  • Feb
  • 10
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  • Haiti Declares February 12 Public Holiday

    The Associated Press (Port-au-Prince) - The Haitian government has declared Friday, February 12, 2010, as a one-off public holiday to give the nation a chance to mourn and "pay homage to the innumerable victims of the earthquake, many buried in anonymity".
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2005

  • Jun
  • 24
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  • Haiti Declares June 25 Public Holiday

    Conférence épiscopale d’Haïti (Port au Prince) - The government of Haiti has declared a one-off public holiday for Monday, June 27, 2005.
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2003

  • Jun
  • 16
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  • Haitian Public Holidays Revision

    Communiqués de presse de la Présidence de la République d'Haïti (Port-au-Prince) - The Presidency of Haiti has gazetted a law amending the official list of annual non-working public holidays in Haiti.
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2001

  • Oct
  • 31
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  • Haiti Declares November 1-2 Public Holidays

    Le Palais National (Port-au-Prince) - Haitian President, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, has issued a decree declaring Thursday and Friday, November 1 and 2, 2001, as one-off non-working public holidays in Haiti.
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See also: Haiti bank holidays and public holidays for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

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