On January 2 Ancestry Day, celebrates the memory of the Haitian forefathers who fought to gain independence from France. The day is commemorated by military processions and often features public addresses.
The Republic of Haiti is a small Caribbean country that occupies the western part of the island of Hispaniola. This island was discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1492.

Source: https://anydayguide.com/calendar/1696, https://theculturetrip.com/caribbean/haiti/articles/the-10-best-festivals-in-haiti/