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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Flag Day

We went to Flag Day festivities this morning at one of the camps I've been working in.  The kids have been spending lots of time preparing for their march/dances and had a great time.  Many older kids and even a band participated too.  We left before the football games, DJ and talent show got underway. With humidity the feels like temp is 106!    A little history:  Haitian Flag Day, which is celebrated on May 18th, is a major celebration.  Flag Day here seems to have a pretty special meaning. The reason that I've heard and read most often seems to be rooted in the valiant fight for their freedom and ultimate victory over the three greatest military powers in the world at that time (Spain, England, and France). So Haitian Flag Day becomes a celebration of the Haitian revolution.    It was fun to be a part of it!

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