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Haiti Travel Wiki

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Travel to Haiti

Haiti is located on the island of Hispaniola and shares a border with the Dominican Republic. It is a destination that can provide challenging outdoor excursions, relaxing beach afternoons, and world-class resort amenities. Carnival in Haiti is one of the most popular celebrations of its type in the entire Caribbean. A different city hosts the celebration each year and the history of the celebration dates to at least 1804. Concerts, plays, and dancing performances are all part of the procession.

Labadee is a popular port destination in Haiti, located along the northern coast. The area is a private resort that is leased to a cruise organization. There is a traditional flea market on the grounds, a water-based playground, several beaches to enjoy, and outdoor activities, such as a zip-line. Jacmel is another important destination on the island, founded in 1504 by Spanish colonists and then resettled in 1698 by the French. Much of the town is preserved, protected from recent earthquakes, and is one of the best examples of French Colonial architecture found in the Americas. Be sure to take a stroll along the seaside promenade and enjoy the many hidden gems you’ll find along the way.

Haiti offers numerous volunteer holiday opportunities as well where you can be socially active and help those in difficult situations. The sun shines down brightly on Haiti, providing warmth wherever it touches. You will find that the perfect holiday adventure may be waiting for you here. It’s up to you to claim this opportunity.

Best of Haiti

Called ‘land of the mountains’ by natives and ‘pearl of the Antilles’ by the French, Haiti deserves its many names. Housed on the island of Hispaniola, which it shares with the Dominican Republic, this island nation features natural beauty that is, according to some, unparalleled in the Caribbean. The nation’s rich and proud history matches its pristine coastline and verdant forests. It is also one of the most affordable tourist destinations in the Americas. From mountain peaks to sandy beaches, Haiti never fails to stun.

Haitian culture is truly unique, a blend of African, French, native, and Spanish colonial influences. From indigenous voodoo traditions to the creative melodies of Haitian musicians, there’s plenty of exploration for any traveler to immerse themselves in. ‘Compas,’ a popular genre, fuses African sensibilities with European ballroom dancing and little flairs that are all Haiti. Haitian visual art is just as colorful as its musical taste, full of bright colors and vivid storytelling.

Local cuisine follows music and art in its combination of distinct influences. Beans, rice, and corn are staples of the Haitian diet, and numerous vegetables and meats add to the mix. Fried bananas are popular treats, either on their own or paired with goat and pork. Needless to say, there’s plenty to explore.

Haiti is known as one of the Caribbean’s most energetic nations come Carnival. The island is caught up in weeks of revelry each year, culminating in Mardi Gras. The federal government recently declared that the official party be held in a different city each year, which means that each region is ecstatic to take its turn, and fiercely competitive when it comes to hosting the ‘best’ Carnival. Of course, every year is a great success, with flamboyant parades streaming down city streets in cascades of color and dance. Compas bands take center stage during Carnival, eager to show off their skill and earn the appreciation of new fans, both foreign and domestic.

The city of Cap-Haitien is a must-see for anyone visiting Haiti. The northerly city is one of the nation’s largest, and bears the distinction of hosting the last battle of the successful Haitian Revolution, which was the first and only successful slave revolt in the Americas. Labadie beach resort draws thousands of visitors each year with its white sands, clear waters, and other attractions, such as a zip-line.

The city is also known for the Citadelle Laferriere, a relic of colonial times. It holds the title of World Heritage Site, as well as the distinction of being the largest fortress in the Americas. The fortress was built after the successful revolt to protect the nation against further attacks, and much of it remains intact today. The city also houses other historic sites, most interesting of them the beach of Bois Caiman, which saw a great Vodou ceremony at the start of the rebellion.

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Port-au-Prince, capital of Haiti

Port-au-Prince Travel Wiki Travel to Port-au-Prince The capital of Haiti can be found on the Gulf of Gonave. It is a city that is guarded by beautiful hillsides and tranquil waters, but faces many challenges of its own. In many ways, the city is still recovering from a massive 2010 earthquake that took the lives of over 230,000 people. The city itself is quite beautiful. You’ll find forts, museums, parks, and many natural wonders ready to be explored. Life begins early in...

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Geography and facts, Haiti

Haiti, geography and facts explained Geography, facts, local customs and foodie guide. All explained in videos 8 to 15 minutes, very good, informative and funny videos that will ensure you see the videos to the end. The videos are produced by Geography now, thanks for the videos and keep up the good work.

Haiti Holidays

Haiti Public Holidays See the calendars for national Haiti holidays year by year. Find and just click on the year you for which you need more information about Haiti holidays, and the calendar for the year will open. When is the non working days for the year. Public / national days, see the calendar for the country here.

Official holidays

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January 1New Year's DayNouvel an
January 2Ancestry DayJour des Aieux
January 6EpiphanyLe Jour des Rois
VariableCarnival/Mardi GrasCarnaval/Mardi Gras
VariableAsh WednesdayMercredi Des Cendres
VariableMaundy ThursdayJeudi saint
VariableGood FridayVendredi saint
VariableEaster SundayPâques
VariableAscension DayAscension
VariableCorpus ChristiFête-Dieu
May 1Labour DayFête du Travail
May 18Flag and Universities DayJour du Drapeau et de l'Université
August 15Assumption of MaryL'Assomption de Marie
October 17Dessalines DayAnniversaire de la mort de Dessalines
November 1All Saints DayLa Toussaint
November 2All Souls' DayJour des Morts
November 18Battle of Vertières DayVertières
December 5Discovery DayDécouverte d'Haïti
December 25Christmas DayNoël