Today is flag day. Haiti Libere – Haiti free!
The Haitian flag is a symbol of pride for many Haitians. You will see the flag on TapTap’s, painted on walls, tattooed on bodies.
From this article, “One of the primary symbols of Haitian freedom is the Haitian flag created in Arcahaie, a town located outside of Port-Au-Prince) on May 18, 1803. Since then, May 18th has been observed as the Haitian Flag Day as it has become a symbol of pride, unity, and individual liberty. In Haiti, Flag Day is a major national holiday celebrated with great fanfare on the grounds of the national palace and all cities in the country; also in other countries with a large number of Haitians.”
Schools and others will march down the street dressed up and waving the flag.
Below are some pictures off of Twitter:
There were rumors of the rouge Haitian army showing themselves today and “not scared to shed blood” but that has pretty much been silenced. While a group of people might be training, the Haitians say that both the Haitian police and the UN still have bigger guns so this army will probably not be disrupting to many places today 😀