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Haiti Carnival Public Holidays Extended To February 15-16-17

Source: Communiqués de presse de la Présidence de la République d'Haïti (Port-au-Prince)
Posted: Saturday, February 13, 2021

Haiti's secrétariat général de la présidence has issued the press release PN/SGP/LV/902 declaring as public holidays in Haiti, Monday afternoon, as well as Tuesday and Wednesday, February 15-17, 2021 ("Le lundi 15 février 2021 est chômé à partir de midi. Les mardi 16 et mercredi 17 février seront intégralement chômés").

Today's announcement mirrors similar ones made in past years, in which the Office of Communication of the Presidency of Haiti declared additional Carnival non-working public holidays in Haiti to coincide with the 2016 and 2017 and 2018 Carnival public holidays in Haiti (2019-03-02, 2018-02-10, 2017-02-23, 2016-02-09, 2016-02-08, 2015-02-09 and 2013-02-03).

Following that year's earthquake (2010-02-10), the government of Haiti had canceled the Carnival celebrations and had not declared any additional non-working public holidays for that year (2010-02-14).

The year after (2011-02-28), Carnival celebrations were restored, though no additional non-working public holidays were declared in Haiti for either Carnival Monday, or Ash Wednesday.

Following the election of Michel Joseph Martelly as the new President of Haiti (2012-02-15), public holidays were declared again for the 2 and a half Carnival days of February, as well as for the July Carnaval des Fleurs (2012-07-25), something that had not been done before.

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