Jamaica's most important festivals
- February 6. It has been proclaimed a national holiday, to commemorate Bob Marley’s birthday. For 4 days, music festivals are held in St-Ann (Nine-Miles), the birthplace of the singer.
- April 8. Carnival in Jamaica. Carnival fever invades the island for 9 days with parades, dancing, costume contests and a "war of bands" that shows off its best artistic expressions.
- August 6. Independence Day. On this day, a parade of floats winds its way through the streets of Kingston, representing the achievements of Jamaicans in the most diverse areas. Colorful floats, costumed groups, music trucks, classic cars and instrumental bands enliven the streets of the capital of Jamaica during this spectacular festival. Emancipation Day is celebrated the Sunday before Independence Day.
- The third Monday in October. National Heroes’ Day is celebrated, a day when the entire nation honors its 7 national heroes.