Ancestry Day in Haiti in 2021

Ancestry Day in Haiti in 2021
Flag of Haiti. Image by Ronny K , via Pixabay

  How long until Ancestry Day?
This holiday next takes place in 97 days.
  Dates of Ancestry Day in Haiti
2022 Haiti Sun, Jan 2 National Holiday
2021 Haiti Sat, Jan 2 National Holiday
2020 Haiti Thu, Jan 2 National Holiday
2019 Haiti Wed, Jan 2 National Holiday
2018 Haiti Tue, Jan 2 National Holiday
  Summary
Also known as Ancestor's Day, this holiday commemorates the Haitian forefathers who gave their lives in the struggle for independence from France in the early 19th century.
  Local name
Jour des Aieux

When is Ancestry Day?

Ancestry Day (French: Jour des Aieux) is a national holiday in the Republic of Haiti on January 2nd each year.

Also known as Ancestor's Day, this holiday commemorates the Haitian forefathers who gave their lives in the struggle for independence from France in the early 19th century.

History of Ancestry Day

The Caribbean nation of Haiti celebrates its independence from France in 1804 with a public holiday on January 1st. Most of the rest of the world has this day off as well, to celebrate the first day of the New Year.

In Haiti, the day is marked with a combination of patriotic celebrations and recovering from New Year's Eve partying. These celebrations continue on to January 2nd, Ancestry Day.

The independence that was gained on January 1st 1804 came at a high cost to many Haitians. The armed struggle had begun with the slave rebellion in 1791 is estimated to have claimed up to 350,000 Haitian lives.

Ancestry Day is a day to commemorate those who gave their lives in the struggle for the freedom celebrated the day before.

Like Independence Day, the day is marked by celebrations for the arrival of the new year and patriotic events such as military parades.

Ancestry day will be observed by Haitians around the world.

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