Brentwood Library is hosting a Haitian Flag Day celebration Sunday at 2 p.m. that will feature traditional Haitian dances by a professional troupe.
“Haitian Flag Day is to remind people that we are here and we are proud,” said Sherley
The group, which will showcase several Haitian folk dances with live drumming, has performed at the library in celebration of Haitian Flag Day for about three years, Davilmar said. Sunday’s performance will include dances about slavery, religion, war and the island nation’s fight for independence.
Organizers hope the day will be a reminder to local Haitians that the community supports them, said Edana Cichanowicz
“It should just be a wonderful day for everyone,” she said. “We have a lot to celebrate this year in that people survived the earthquake and they are back.”