Events to celebrate Haitian Heritage Month

May is Haitian Heritage Month, and there’s lots going on to celebrate. Haitian Heritage Month is a celebration in the United States, during the month of May, of Haitian heritage and culture. Its purpose raise awareness and understanding about Haitian culture and traditions.

Much of the activity is centered around Haitian Flag Day, which is Tuesday, May 18th. There will be various events around that date, including a Haitian Flag Day celebration on Saturday, May 15 from 3 PM to 6 PM, featuring music by Valory Paul, Belle Poupe, DJ Stanley, and others. The event is being held in Northeast Philadelphia (5553 Rising Sun Avenue) and will also featured Joel Leon of Boukan News. Additional events happening for Haitian Heritage Month include:

  • Haitian Flag Day PA 2021 virtual 5K run/walk supporting programs of the Haitian Literacy Project of Philadelphia. More information here.
  • Celebrating Haitian Flag Day @ Lakou Events. Small plate tasting, music and entertainment. More information here.