Jamaica’s preparations are in full swing for the week-long 55th Jamaica Independence Festival, as this year they celebrate ‘Jamaicans at Home and Abroad’. Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), the organisers, known as the festival office has chosen the National Stadium as the designated cultural hub for this year’s enthusiastic celebration. The Stadium grounds are modified into the 55th Independence Festival Village.
The theme is formulated with the special thought for the one from Diaspora, which are keen on experiencing the authentic Caribbean culture. Jamaicans used to commemorate Emancipation Day, which was officially replaced by Independence Day, in 1962 and since then it is the largest national festival of Jamaica.
The Jamboree which lasts for a week, promises a stimulating and thrilling experience for all Jamaicans and visitors to the paradise island. They gather to celebrate unique culture, remember fallen heroes and respect unity of the people in Jamaica and abroad.
The event will showcase the best of the Dance, Drama, Music, Hospitality and distinct Traditional Folk Forms performed by talented artists from across the globe. Series of events to celebrate this milestone include Festival Fashion Flair, Jamaica Gospel Song Competition and Kingston Reggae Night are a few out of the with many highlights.