Source:Communiqués de presse de la Présidence de la République d'Haïti (Port-au-Prince)
Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013
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.
As per the aforementioned Executive Order, the public holiday of Monday, July 29, 2013, will begin at 12:00 noon, while the public holiday of Tuesday, July 30, 2013, will be a full-day non-working public holiday for all sectors of the Haitian economy ("Sont déclarées fériées et chômées aux fins des festivités du Carnaval des Fleurs: 1. La journée du lundi 29 Juillet 2013, à partir de midi ; 2. La journée du mardi 30 Juillet 2013 dans son intégralité.").
When the "Carnaval des Fleurs" was revived last year (2012-07-25), we wondered if this new Carnival was meant to replace the traditional one early in the year (2012-02-15), but since then a February Carnival was also declared earlier this year (2013-02-03).
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