• Cultural Calendar
Honoring May as Haitian Heritage Month

Haitian Heritage Month is a nationally recognized month celebrated in May every year, and it’s a terrific time to celebrate the vibrant culture, distinct art, delectable cuisine, and people of Haitian origin. The celebration is an expansion of the annual patriotic Haitian Flag Day, which falls on May 18.

Haitian Heritage Month is a rich and much-needed opportunity for individuals — including Haitians and lovers of the Haitian culture — to celebrate the culture, distinctive art, delicious food and traditions of Haiti and its people.

In celebration, the Haitian Heritage Museum takes part in a series of exciting and valuable events and programming, offering a cadre of events throughout the community where Haitians and non-Haitians alike can get a taste of Haitian culture without leaving or needing a passport.

Learn more at https://www.haitianheritagemuseum.org/haitian-heritage-month/.


Striving for a Better World with the International Day of Peace

Created by the United Nations in 1981, the International Day of Peace takes place on September 21. The 2023 theme is “Actions for Peace: Our Ambition for the #GlobalGoals.” It’s a call to action that recognizes humanity’s individual and collective responsibility to foster peace, which contributes to the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which would create a culture of peace for all.

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Slavery Remembrance Day

Created by UNESCO to memorialize the horrors of the transatlantic slave trade, Slavery Remembrance Day, also known as International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition, is observed on August 23 worldwide. Upon this day, it's important that we remember that this observance is not only a reminder of the horrors of slavery as we honor its victims—it's also about our dedication across the globe to ensure that slavery, and the racism that caused it, is abolished once and for all.

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Buffalo Soldiers’ Day

Commemorating the formation of the first Army regiments to include Black Soldiers, Buffalo Soldiers' Day is celebrated annually on July 28, honoring the courageous achievements of over 180,000 Black soldiers, many of whom were enslaved people, who fought bravely with the Union during the Civil War.

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