editor’s note : SWEET MICKY STAYED TURNT!
Happy Haitian Flag Day to all!
The Haitian flag has long been a symbol of pride for Haiti. Haitian Flag Day on Thursday, May 18, is all about celebrating the culture and heritage of the Haitian flag, which is emblazoned with the country’s coat of arms and the colors red and blue, adopted from the French flag. Haiti gained its independence from colonial rule in 1804, making it the first country in the Caribbean to do so, and the second republic to defeat a European colonial power in the Americas.
The Haitian flag as it’s known today first came into use in 1806. The story behind the flag’s red-and-blue backdrop is that Jean-Jacques Dessalines, a leader in the Haitian Revolution against France, removed the white in the French flag to symbolize an end to white European influence. The blue is said to represent the former African slaves who were brought to Haiti by the country’s colonial rulers. The red stands for people of mixed ancestry.
Here’s a TBT Sweet Micky CLASSIC to commemorate today’s celebration “I DON’T CARE”
“SAK PA KON TAN…. ANBAKE”