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Heritage Day

October 1 - October 31
Dominica Dominica

Heritage Day in Dominica is celebrated during the independence festivities each year. It is part of Creole Week celebration. Dominicans are a proud and patriotic people who take pride in their country. Heritage Day takes place in a different village or community each year to celebrate that village’s uniqueness and to award it for its […]

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Dessalines day

October 17
Haiti Haiti

On October 17th Haitians honour the death of Jean-Jacques Dessalines, a leader of the Haitian Revolution and the first ruler of an independent Haiti. Along with Toussaint L’Ouverture, Dessaline is said to be responsible for naming the modern-day Haiti.  Haitians are proud that their country became one of the first independent nations in the Americas […]

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