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The first flag of Haiti was the French tri-colour. On independence in 1804, Jean Jacques Dessalines became emperor and adopted a bi-colour of black and red. In 1806, Dessalines was assassinated and the new president, Alexandre Petion reintroduced red and blue. In 1818, when Jean-Pierre Boyer came to power, the bands were changed from vertical to horizontal.
In 1844 the arms were added in a rectangular white frame. The arms consist of a cabbage palm surmounted by the Phrygian Cap of liberty and ornamented with trophies (rifles, flags, hatchets, cannons, cannonballs, trumpets, anchors etc). In 1964 when François Duvalier declared himself President for life, the flag reverted to the Dessalines pattern. After Duvalier died, his son, Jean-Claude, took over the country until being ousted in 1986,at which point the flag returned to the blue-red horizontal bi-colour.Contact us to purchase