Posted on August 9, 2016 by Nikki White
The 9th Annual Haitian Memorial Celebration originally scheduled for Oct. 7-9, 2016 in Savannah, Georgia has been postponed due to Hurricane Matthew. The event will now take place on Nov. 18-20 at the same location.
Come out for the Anniversary Celebration of the Haitian Memorial Monument from in Franklin Square. There will be a weekend full of activities, including a historical parade, official welcome brunch and tours on Friday and the Haitian Caribbean Heritage Festival on Saturday.
The Haitian Caribbean Heritage Festival (HCHF) is celebrating the 9th anniversary of the unveiling of the Haitian Memorial Monument in Savannah, Georgia that was dedicated to the Chasseurs-Volontaires de Saint-Domingue on October 8, 2007. This commemoration attracts thousands of people united in the celebration of Haitian culture and contribution to American history. Altogether, HCHF presents unmatched community outreach and brings awareness opportunities that create a ripple effect felt throughout the year and through the Haitian and Caribbean communities. The monument of the Haitian soldiers has been placed in Franklin Square in Savannah, Georgia. Across the square from the monument is the First African Baptist Church, founded by slaves in 1773.