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Dessalines Day in Haiti

Is Dessalines Day a Public Holiday?

Dessalines Day is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

In 2021, it falls on a Sunday, and some businesses may choose to follow Sunday opening hours.

Dessalines Day Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2016MonOct 17Dessalines DayNational/legal holiday
2017TueOct 17Dessalines DayNational/legal holiday
2018WedOct 17Dessalines DayNational/legal holiday
2019ThuOct 17Dessalines DayNational/legal holiday
2020SatOct 17Dessalines DayNational/legal holiday
2021SunOct 17Dessalines DayNational/legal holiday
2022MonOct 17Dessalines DayNational/legal holiday
2023TueOct 17Dessalines DayNational/legal holiday
2024ThuOct 17Dessalines DayNational/legal holiday
2025FriOct 17Dessalines DayNational/legal holiday
2026SatOct 17Dessalines DayNational/legal holiday

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