There are 13 public holidays in the Republic of Haiti in 2024, two of which fall on weekends.
New Year's Day
New Year Holiday, celebrated on January 1, 2024, is the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar, and it is one of the most popular holidays in the world.
Independence Day, January 1, 2024, is a public holiday in the Republic of Haiti, and it is observed on January 1 each year. The holiday commemorates the anniversary of when Haiti gained its independence on this day in 1801.
Ancestry Day, also known as Jour des Aieux, is a public holiday in the Republic of Haiti, and it is observed on January 2, 2024. The holiday commemorates those who sacrificed their lives in the struggles for the nation's independence in the early 19th century.
This is the last day before Lenten fasting from Ash Wednesday, so people will use the fat ingredients to prepare for the fasting. It falls 47 days before Easter Sunday, and it is February 13, 2024.
Ash Wednesday, observed on February 14, 2024, is a Christian holy day of prayer, commonly observed with ashes and fasting. Ash Wednesday marks the start of the Lenten period leading up to Easter, another important Christian festival celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Good Friday is a Christian holiday celebrating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed on Friday immediately preceding Easter Sunday, March 29, 2024.
Agriculture and Labor Day
Agriculture and Labor Day, observed on May 1, 2024, is a public holiday in the Republic of Haiti, and it is observed on May 1 each year. The holiday is celebrated as Labour Day or May Day in many other countries and it is a holiday to celebrate the achievements of workers.
Haitian Flag Day and University Day
Haitian Flag Day and University Day, observed on May 18, 2024, is a public holiday in the Republic of Haiti, and is observed on May 18 each year. The holiday commemorates the anniversary of when the flag of Haiti was created and adopted in 1803, as well as the celebration of the Haitian educational system.
Corpus Christi celebrates the real presence of the body and blood, soul and divinity of Jesus Christ in the elements of the Eucharist. It is observed on May 30, 2024.
Assumption of Mary
Assumption Day commemorates the day that the bodily taking up of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus, into Heaven. The holiday is observed on August 15, 2024.
Dessalines Day, observed on October 17, 2024, is a public holiday in the Republic of Haiti, and it is observed on October 17 each year. The holiday commemorates the death anniversary when Jean-Jacques Dessalines was assassinated in 1806.
All Saints' Day
All Saints' Day is observed on November 1, 2024, and commemorates all the saints from Christian history, including those known and unknown.
All Souls' Day
This is a day of prayer and remembrance for the souls of those who have died. The holiday falls on November 2, 2023, and it is observed on November 1, 2023.
Battle of Vertières Day
Battle of Vertières Day, observed on November 18, 2023, is a public holiday in the Republic of Haiti. The holiday celebrates the anniversary of the Battle of Vertières in 1803.
Christmas Day is celebrated on December 25, 2023, and commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Christmas Day is a holiday of sharing. People exchange Christmas gifts and cards with families and friends.
The following is the list of public holidays in the Republic of Haiti in 2024.
|New Year's Day||Jan 01, 2024||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Independence Day||Jan 01, 2024||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Ancestry Day||Jan 02, 2024||Tuesday||Public Holiday|
|Shrove Tuesday||Feb 13, 2024||Tuesday||Public Holiday|
|Ash Wednesday||Feb 14, 2024||Wednesday||Public Holiday|
|Good Friday||Mar 29, 2024||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Agriculture and Labor Day||May 01, 2024||Wednesday||Public Holiday|
|Haitian Flag Day and |
|May 18, 2024||Saturday||Public Holiday|
|Corpus Christi||May 30, 2024||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Assumption of Mary||Aug 15, 2024||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Dessalines Day||Oct 17, 2024||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|All Saints' Day||Nov 01, 2024||Friday||Public Holiday|
|All Souls Day||Nov 02, 2024||Saturday||Public Holiday|
|Battle of Vertières Day||Nov 18, 2024||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Christmas Day||Dec 25, 2024||Wednesday||Public Holiday|
Please also check the working days in Haiti in 2024.