To remember the unity reached by the Black and Mulatto officers at their historic congress on May 15-18, 1803 to fight together against slavery in the French colony of St. Domingue, and for its independence, which they proclaimed on January 1, 1804.
To celebrate the creation of the blue and red Haitian flag on May 18, 1803.
To honor Haitian General Toussaint Louverture who was born on May 20 1743.
To celebrate Haitian achievements and contributions across the globe.
To raise awareness and understanding about Haitian culture and traditions.
To strengthen the self-esteem of Haitian/Haitian American youth.
To honor Haitian tradition of celebrating:
The month of May as Maryís, the mother of Jesus (Haitian Catholics)
May 1st as Labor and Agriculture Day
May 17 as Teacherís Day
May 18 as University Day
Last Sunday of May as Motherís Day
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