The United Haitians in the United Kingdom announces Haitian Flag Day event in support of education in Haiti
The United Haitians in the United Kingdom (UHUK), an organised group of Haitians and friends of Haiti living in the UK, will be hosting their 7th annual Haitian Flag Day celebrations in London on Saturday 21th May 2016 from 4pm to midnight at the Venture Centre. All the proceeds will go to L’Ahadepa School Project, a non-government community funded school.
The event will be kicked off with Haiti’s representative in Great Britain and councellor, Jean-Joseph Léandre. There will also be performers, presentations, activities for children, and food and Haitian arts and crafts for sale.
The Haitian Flag Day is observed annually in Haiti on 18th May in remembrance of the slave revolt that led to the country’s independence from France in 1804. This revolt also led to slave uprisings in America.
Paula Maurency, event coordinator for UHUK, explains: “Haitian Flag Day is
synonymous to strength, pride and freedom. It’s important to understand that there’s a lot more to Haiti than voodoo, political unrest and poverty. Haiti made the top 10 travel destinations last year and we want to showcase its rich culture with this family-friendly event”.
Judith Craig Morency, chair, added: “We are looking forward to this year’s Flag Day, and ask people to come and celebrate with us. We are also humbled to be helping Ahadepa by sponsoring children to attend the school, purchased equipment and supplemented teachers’ salaries with such a fun event. The UHUK is committed to education in Haiti”.
We also endeavour to share Haiti’s indomitable history and culture throughout the UK. A big part of Haitian culture is its music and on the 21 May, rhythmic, toe-tapping, dance ’til you sweat-tunes will fill the air at Notting Hill’s fashionable Venture’s center! Live performances from MOBO Award Winner Fola Phillips and her choir, S Rise, Jean-Claude, Marc Donald and high-energy kompa (Haiti’s native music) will be spun by our resident DJ Christo, DJ Wantousy and DJ Sassia!
Come one, come all and help us celebrate Haiti’s magic and vibrant culture!!!
For more information visit uhuk.org