HOLIDAYS & FESTIVALS

Holiday 2012
   
New Year's Day January 1
Ash Wednesday  February 22
Easter April 6-9
Labour Day May 23
Emancipation Day August 1
Independence Day August 6
National Heroes’ Day October 18
Christmas - Christian December 25
Boxing Day December 26

 

 

FESTIVALS

Carnival is fairly new to Jamaica and is imported from the Eastern Caribbean. The week long celebration consists of street dances and parades with a grand finale at the end of the week at the Jamaican national stadium in Kingston. The processions feature colorful floats and people in costumes.

Once a year, Jamaica holds an exciting Carnival similar to that of Trinidad and Tobago, but with a local twist. The Carnival get started in February and runs until mid-April. The event gets bigger each year. The Carnival atmosphere is spread across the island, with lots of bands playing, reggae, calypso, and soca music.

Location: Kingston. Montego Bay, Negril

Independence celebration, on August 6th, celebrates  with march through the streets leading to the Jamaican National Stadium by costumed people.

Location: Kingston

Junkonoo celebration, during Christmas, costumed men dressed in "scary" outfits parade and dance in the streets.

Location: Jamaica


 

 

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