Haitian Flag Day is an important National Holiday, commemorating the first Haitian Flag in 1803. Dessalines and other leaders of the slave revolt created a new flag to carry when they marched on Port-au-Prince on May 18, 1803. They removed the white fabric from the French Colonizers red, white and blue flat. The blue in their new Haitian Flag represented blacks and mixed-race people. Red symbolized the blood that was shed.
CEI’s Music Program was honored to be selected as the band for this year’s celebration in Paillant.