Happy Haitian Heritage Month
his week, the Council adopted a resolution recognizing May as Haitian Heritage Month. Haitian Heritage Month is celebrated annually across the globe during the month of May to recognize the rich history, culture, and contributions of Haitians to society, and to promote awareness and understanding of the Haitian-American community.
Haitian Americans have made significant contributions to the fields of medicine, science, education, and business, among others, and have enriched the fabric of American society with their culture and traditions.
Throughout the month of May, Boston will hold activities and events that celebrate Haitian culture. Boston has a proud tradition of embracing and welcoming immigrants by celebrating and honoring their achievements and contributions, and the Council encourages all residents to join in celebrating the rich culture and history of the Haitian community in Boston.
Events Celebrating Haitian Heritage Month
May 6, 2023: Day of Service with Immigrant Family Services Institute at Madison Park High School
May 9, 2023: Story Time at Boston Public Library
May 18, 2023: City Hall flag raising
May 21, 2023: Flag Day Parade along Blue Hill Avenue through Dorchester and Mattapan