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Jamaica Celebrates 50th Independence Anniversary with fun events for those planning Jamaica holidays

  • 31-Jan-12 16:29
  • Jamaica
  • Holiday Industry

This year is set to be a busy one for Jamaica as it celebrates its 50th Anniversary with a series of special events. Tourists can enjoy fun Jamaica holidays with great events including the Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival, fireworks, concerts, and carnivals.

Jamaica Celebrates 50th Independence Anniversary with fun events for those planning Jamaica holidays

Jamaica is celebrating its 50th Independence Anniversary with a series of events and fun activities that will take place throughout the year.

The Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival attracted thousands of local residents and tourists who were enjoying fun Jamaica holidays last weekend. Musicians and artists on the stage included Celine Dion, Damian 'Junior Gong' Marley and Destra who celebrated the island’s anniversary of independence.

There will be numerous events and activities taking place every month throughout the year and visitors of all ages will be able to join in, whether they are going on relaxing holidays in Jamaica or celebrating their own special anniversaries or weddings on the Caribbean island.

On 6th August, 2012 the country will celebrate the official Independence Day with festivities and a carnival. August will also be a busy month for Jamaican athletes and sports enthusiasts with the London 2012 Olympics.

The Jamaica Village in Finsbury Park, London will be home to the Jamaican Olympic team and visitors to the village can enjoy activities and entertainment that reflect the laidback and fun Jamaican lifestyle between 3rd and 12th August.

There is no better time to plan special Jamaica holidays and the beautiful island has pulled out all the stops to create a year full of top entertainment and events.

 Jamaica carnival 2011
Image by: Levar VisualEmbrace Gordon, on Flickr

The schedule includes Reggae Month in February; the Fun in the Son Gospel Festival in March; Regional Festival of Foods, Treasure Beach Off-the-Road Triathlon, and Kite Festival in April; the Jamaica Observer Food Awards in May; the Ocho Rios Jazz & Blues Festival in June; Little Ochi Seafood Carnival and International Reggae Day Events in July; Olympic Celebrations in August; Aquacade – Downtown Regatta & CultureFest in September; Heritage Festival in October; Open & Pro Am Golf Tournament and the Awards Ceremony in November; and a Concert & Fireworks in December.

The 50th anniversary is also being celebrated in other countries too and Canada is commemorating the historic event by highlighting the best of Jamaica with year-long events in Toronto including a flash-mob-style series called Jump Tuesdays; a coffee table book on Outstanding Jamaicans in Canada; a Celebrity Pro/Am Golf Tour in Jamaica; and the Jamaica Land We Love Gala which will feature literature, dance and art.

 Relax in Jamaica
Image by: Elvir72, on Flickr

Jamaica is situated in the Caribbean Sea and is one of the world’s leading tourist destinations. With white sand beaches fringed with turquoise warm ocean waters, majestic mountains and lush rolling green hills and forests, travellers will be spoilt for choice during tropical holidays in Jamaica.

Last year, Jamaica was awarded as the “Caribbean’s Leading Destination” for the sixth year in a row and numerous Jamaica hotels were honoured at the gala ceremony that took place at Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort & Private Island n Montego Bay.

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