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Hair for Haiti - Haitian Flag Day Celebration

Hair for Haiti - Haitian Flag Day Celebration

Posted: May 01, 2012
Hair for Haiti - Haitian Flag Day Celebration

When: May 18, 2012 at 7:00 PM - May 19, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Where: Philadelphia, PA - Gallerie Isada, 3320 Collins Street

Hair 4 Haiti Extravaganza 2012” is a community based cultural event that will bring the city’s best fashion designers, make-up artists, hairstylists, top entertainers, and the Haitian community together to fundraise and celebrate Haiti’s Flag Day. The event will provide a platform for talented local designers, beauty professionals, and models to showcase their unique art while celebrating Haiti’s history. This is a one of a kind beauty and fashion show that features trendy but tasteful hairstyles and attire. In addition to the wonderful program, the event will feature Haitian food, music, and cultural performances Over 225 attendees of all age groups and nationalities are expected from the tri-state area, including families, business professionals, dignitaries, civic leaders, and the local Haitian church community.

This event has received huge support from community partners, sponsors, corporate and community leaders as it celebrates Haiti’s most popular holiday. Haitian Flag Day remains a symbol of unity and triumph for the first black republic to renounce slavery, in which it flew its first flag on May 18, 1803 in liberation of the people of Haiti. As Haiti continues to struggle for stability after the destructive earthquake on January 12th, 2010, the Philadelphia Haitian community has come together to raise awareness and funds for reconstruction efforts. Philadelphia’s large Haitian population recognizes the importance for this night of reverence as did Mayor Michael Nutter did as he proclaimed May 18th 2011, Haitian Flag Day in Philadelphia. This year’s extravaganza at Gallerie Isada (Collins, Philadelphia PA) starts at 8PM but memory will last forever.