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Young Artists For Haiti - Wavin
Young Artists For Haiti - Wavin' Flag
DATE: 2010/03/09::
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Young Artists - Waving Flag Lyrics ( Hope for Haiti)
Young Artists - Waving Flag Lyrics ( Hope for Haiti)
DATE: 2010/03/13::
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Waving Flag - Young Artists For Haiti (Lyrics)
Waving Flag - Young Artists For Haiti (Lyrics)
DATE: 2010/07/04::
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50 Canadian Artists for Haiti
50 Canadian Artists for Haiti's Earthquake - Wavin' Flag Music Video
DATE: 2010/03/31::
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Wavin
Wavin' Flag by Young Artists for Haiti ♥ with lyrics.
DATE: 2010/03/14::
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Young Artists For Haiti - Wavin
Young Artists For Haiti - Wavin' Flag (Studio Version w/ Lyrics + Music Video HD) [+ Download]
DATE: 2010/04/28::
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Haiti Flag and Anthem
Haiti Flag and Anthem
DATE: 2011/12/10::
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Haitian Flag Day Celebration in Boston (May 18, 2014)
Haitian Flag Day Celebration in Boston (May 18, 2014)
DATE: 2014/05/08::
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Wavin
Wavin' Flag - Young (Canadian) Artists For Haiti [ With Lyrics ]
DATE: 2010/03/27::
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Haitien brulé drapeau dominicain , Haitian are burning the Dominican Flag for Revenge
Haitien brulé drapeau dominicain , Haitian are burning the Dominican Flag for Revenge
DATE: 2013/12/24::
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Young Artists For Haiti- Wavin
Young Artists For Haiti- Wavin' Flag Karaoke+download link
DATE: 2010/05/02::
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Haiti, Anti-Dominican March
Haiti, Anti-Dominican March
DATE: 2015/02/27::
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Wave Your Flag for Haiti (Haiti Support)
Wave Your Flag for Haiti (Haiti Support)
DATE: 2010/05/02::
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HAITI KREYOL INT WITH STANLEY TOUSSAINT TANTANN HAITIAN FLAG DAY
HAITI KREYOL INT WITH STANLEY TOUSSAINT TANTANN HAITIAN FLAG DAY
DATE: 2015/01/11::
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The Flag of Haiti Minecraft
The Flag of Haiti Minecraft
DATE: 2011/11/19::
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Flag of Haiti - Drapeau de Haïti - L
Flag of Haiti - Drapeau de Haïti - L'Union Fait La Force
DATE: 2011/09/29::
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2012 Haitian Flag Day in Cap-Haïtien, Haiti
2012 Haitian Flag Day in Cap-Haïtien, Haiti
DATE: 2013/03/06::
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National Flag of Haiti
National Flag of Haiti
DATE: 2012/03/27::
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Wavin
Wavin' Flag - Young Artists For Haiti
DATE: 2010/03/13::
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Dancers at Haiti Flag Day in Eleuthera - May 2013 (1)
Dancers at Haiti Flag Day in Eleuthera - May 2013 (1)
DATE: 2013/05/31::
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Flag of Haiti
Flag of Haiti
DATE: 2007/12/25::
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Flag Day 2011 St Louis du Nord, Haiti
Flag Day 2011 St Louis du Nord, Haiti
DATE: 2011/05/19::
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Boukman Ekspéryans In Little Haiti Flag Celebration 2014
Boukman Ekspéryans In Little Haiti Flag Celebration 2014
DATE: 2014/05/22::
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Haiti Flag
Haiti Flag
DATE: 2014/11/03::
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Karaoke / Instrumental - K
Karaoke / Instrumental - K'naan - Wavin' Flag + Lyrics
DATE: 2010/03/27::
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WAVING FLAG FOR HAITI
WAVING FLAG FOR HAITI
DATE: 2010/06/25::
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Wavin
Wavin' Flag- Young Artists for Haiti (Lyrics)
DATE: 2010/03/23::
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Waving Flag for Haiti lyrics
Waving Flag for Haiti lyrics
DATE: 2010/04/06::
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Young Artists for Haiti - Wavin
Young Artists for Haiti - Wavin' Flag
DATE: 2010/05/09::
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2007 West Indian Parade - Wave your flag for Haiti
2007 West Indian Parade - Wave your flag for Haiti
DATE: 2007/12/10::
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Wavin
Wavin' Flag - Canadian Youtubers for Haiti (23 Musicians)
DATE: 2010/06/20::
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Drawing Advice & Tips : How to Draw Haiti
Drawing Advice & Tips : How to Draw Haiti's Flag
DATE: 2012/04/26::
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haiti National Flag Carried By Character Loop
haiti National Flag Carried By Character Loop
DATE: 2014/10/22::
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Haitian Flag Day 3 of 4
Haitian Flag Day 3 of 4
DATE: 2012/04/14::
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haiti National Flag Carried By Character Walk
haiti National Flag Carried By Character Walk
DATE: 2014/10/22::
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Flag of Haiti
Flag of Haiti
DATE: 2014/12/23::
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Wavin
Wavin' Flag - Blakelock Artists for Haiti
DATE: 2011/01/12::
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Haiti Flag Day-Aruba 2014
Haiti Flag Day-Aruba 2014
DATE: 2014/06/30::
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Wavin
Wavin' Flag: Haiti's Devastation
DATE: 2010/04/13::
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Esther Pierre - 18 Me, Nou Ka Rekoud li Ankò [Haiti Flag Day]
Esther Pierre - 18 Me, Nou Ka Rekoud li Ankò [Haiti Flag Day]
DATE: 2014/05/18::
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Haitian Flag Day Part 4 of 4
Haitian Flag Day Part 4 of 4
DATE: 2012/04/15::
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Assassins Creed IV Black Flag Freedom Cry Takes Place in Haiti
Assassins Creed IV Black Flag Freedom Cry Takes Place in Haiti
DATE: 2013/12/29::
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K
K'Naan - Wavin' Flag feat. Drake, Justin Bieber & Nikki Yanofsky 2010 Juno Awards Live 720p HD
DATE: 2010/04/19::
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Wavin Flag - Young Artists For Haiti + Lyrics
Wavin Flag - Young Artists For Haiti + Lyrics
DATE: 2010/05/22::
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Rouge et Bleu ~ Mecca aka Grimo ~ Haiti Flag Tribute
Rouge et Bleu ~ Mecca aka Grimo ~ Haiti Flag Tribute
DATE: 2011/02/01::
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Young Artist for Haiti - Wavin
Young Artist for Haiti - Wavin' Flag (With Lyrics)
DATE: 2010/03/19::
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Canada For Haiti - K
Canada For Haiti - K'naan performs "Waving' Flag" Jan.22, 2010
DATE: 2010/01/24::
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Young Artists For Haiti-Wavin
Young Artists For Haiti-Wavin' Flag
DATE: 2010/03/12::
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Young Artists For Haiti - Wavin
Young Artists For Haiti - Wavin' Flag w/ Lyrics
DATE: 2010/03/14::
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HAITI KREYOL INT ALAN CAVE HAITIAN FLAG DAY AT BAY FRONT PARK
HAITI KREYOL INT ALAN CAVE HAITIAN FLAG DAY AT BAY FRONT PARK
DATE: 2015/01/13::
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Haiti
Flag of Haiti.svg
Name Bicolour
Use National flag
Proportion 3:5
Adopted February 26, 1986
Design A horizontal bicolour of blue, and red, along with the coat of arms in a small white box charged in the center.
Flag of Haiti (civil).svg
Variant flag of Haiti
Use Civil flag and ensign
Proportion 3:5
Adopted February 26, 1986
Design As above, but without coat of arms.

The flag of Haiti is a bicolour flag featuring two horizontal bands coloured blue, and red, defaced by a white panel bearing the coat of arms.

The coat of arms depicts a trophy of weapons ready to defend freedom and a royal palm for independence. The palm is topped by the Cap of Liberty.

The motto is on a white scroll reading L'Union Fait La Force ("Unity Makes Strength.")

Present design[edit]

Flag of Haiti (construction).jpg

The present design was first used by the Republic of Haiti under President Alexandre Pétion in 1806.[1] It was readopted by Article 3 of the current Constitution of Haiti on February 25, 2012, and made square[citation needed] as part of its readoption.

In its semi-official English translation, Article 3 reads:[2]

The emblem of the Haitian Nation shall be a flag with the following description:
a. Two (2) equal sized horizontal bands: a blue one on top and a red one underneath;
b. The coat of arms of the Republic are: a Palmette[3] surmounted by the liberty cap, and under the palms a trophy with the legend: In Union there is Strength.

Omitted from the English translation is section b of the French original: Au centre, sur un carré d'étoffe blanche, sont disposées les Armes de la République ("In the center, on a square of white cloth, are placed the Coat of Arms of the Republic.")

The civil flag and ensign lacks the coat of arms.[4]

History[edit]

The first purely Haitian flag was adopted on May 18, 1803, on the last day of the Congress of Arcahaie, about fifty miles north of Port-au-Prince. Haitian lore holds that the newly appointed revolutionary leader Jean-Jacques Dessalines created the flag by taking a French tricolor and ripping out the white center, which he discarded. He then asked Catherine Flon, his god-daughter,[5] to sew the remaining bands together. The white pale removed, the blue was taken to represent Haiti's black citizens and the red the gens de couleur. The story is widely known in Haiti: the anniversary of the date is celebrated as the Haitian Flag Day and images of Catherine Flon have appeared on Haitian currency and stamps.[6]

Following his proclamation as Emperor Jacques I, Dessalines promulgated a new constitution on May 20, 1805. In it, the colors of the flag were altered to black and red.[7] This flag being subsequently adopted by Henri Christophe, the republicans under Alexandre Pétion returned to the colors blue and red, subsequently turning them horizontal and adding the newly adopted Haitian coat of arms.

During the period of the Haitian Empire of Faustin I, his coat of arms was used on the flag and for official functions, but it was subsequently abandoned upon his removal from office.

Between 1964 and 1986, the family dictatorships of François "Papa Doc" and Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier returned to Dessalines' black and red design. They included the national coat of arms, but altered the flags in its trophy to black as well.

Because the coat of arms is only used for national and military flags, whereas the civil flag consists solely of the two unaugmented horizontal bands, it was discovered at the 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics that Haiti and Liechtenstein were using the same flag. This led to the addition of a crown to the design of the flag of Liechtenstein.[8]

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Beauvoir, Max G. "Colors of the Flags." Accessed 11 Feb 2011.
  2. ^ Government of Haiti. Au Moniteur. 1987 Constitution of the Republic of Haiti. 1986. Op. cit. Georgetown University Political Database of the Americas. Constitutions and Comparative Constitutional Study. 2005. Accessed 05 Feb 1879.
  3. ^ Sic. The official French edition reads palmiste or royal palm, not what is meant in English by a palmette. (Sache, Ivan. Flags of the World. "Haiti." 12 Dec 1999. Accessed 11 Feb 2011.)
  4. ^ CIA- The World Factbook. Liechtenstein- Flag Description. Accessed 19 Aug 2012.
  5. ^ Various sources. Op. cit. L'histoire d'Haiti. "18 Mai." Accessed 12 Feb 2011.
  6. ^ Clinton, Hillary. Remarks on Republic of Haiti Flag Day. 18 May 2010. Accessed 12 Feb 2011.
  7. ^ New York Evening Post: "Constitution of Hayti." General Dispositions: Article 20. 15 Jul 1805. Op. cit. Corbett, Bob. The 1805 Constitution of Haiti. 4 Apr 1999. Accessed 12 Feb 2011.
  8. ^ CIA- The World Factbook. Liechtenstein- Flag Description. Accessed 19 Aug 2012.

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