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We have lots of them and there are year round! If you ask me, I would probably tell you they fall into four (4) categories:
The Music Festivals
Thanks to the extreme popularity of Reggae Music, our music festivals are well known globally.
Reggae Sumfest, Reggae Sunsplash (in its time), East Fest, Sting and Rebel Salute, are probably some of the biggest names in local music events.
Of course, their is also the
annual International Air Jamaica Jazz & Blues festival, The Ocho Rios Jazz festival, The Port Royal Music festival and the ever exciting Jamaica Carnival.
Inagurated in 2008, the Reggae Academy Awards (IRI Awards) is also a a major item on the music calendar.
We have ten (10) national holidays, four of which are Christian holidays
The other 6 are more secular:
Heroes Day, Emancipation Day and Independence day however are a lot more reflective and a lot of appropriate events takes place to recognize that.
In fact, it is typically those days that the diaspora celebrate with us from wherever they are in the world.
Canadians for example, celebrate our independence day with Jamaica Day.
No need to guess which is my favourite! Yeah, I love them :-)
Every time I visit one I see something unique, something new! There are Curry Festivals, Mango Festivals, Breadfruit Festivals, Jerk Festival, Yam Festivals, Bammy, Crab, Lobster, Shrimp & Seafood Festivals, and even Chicken Back festivals, and they are held right throughout the year!
There are also the annual food and agricultural shows for example, the Denbigh and the Hague agricultural shows.
Oh boy, we have quite a few here. In addition to the designated holiday celebrations, we also have:
For specific information on any of these, and other Jamaican celebrations or events, please check with your local travel agent or your guest relations desk at the hotel.