Jamaica Reggae Music Vacation Lovers - Jamaica Calendar Of Events kicked off the year with the celebration of Jamaica's 50th Independence Anniversary, on December 31st, 2011, with Fireworks at the Kingston Waterfront. Granted this is not the first fireworks to be held there, it began in 1999; but, this fireworks started at midnight..followed by a staged show... it was the start of Jamaica's Golden Anniversary many celebrations to come.
I hope you too started your New Year on a high note with bigger and greater things to come for you and your family.
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>, to close off the year 2011, Jamaica had some exciting changes with the People's National Party (PNP) winning the 2011 elections. Party Leader and our new Prime Minister designate is Portia Simpson Miller. She delivered a very emotional, controlled and conciliator victory speech. Read more about Portia Simpson.
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- Accompong Maroon Festival
- Jamaica Jazz And Blues Festival
- The Jamaican Cuisine - Recipe Of The Month
Accompong Maroon Festival
A one day free celebration in memory of runaway slaves victory over their British slave masters, is held in St. Elizabeth. There are ceremonies, blowing of the abeng - cow horn, singing, dancing and the playing of Maroon drums.
Jamaica Jazz And Blues Festival
Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival's next celebration date is January 26th - 28th, 2012. See my list of Reggae Festivals for 2012.
This year's celebration is being billed as the biggest ever and is produced by Art of Music Production. See more information.
As you can see we are off on a high note to Jamaica's 50th Anniversary celebrations, so please consider bookmarking my Jamaica Calendar Of Events page for the latest events.
The Jamaican Cuisine - Recipe Of The Month
<>, we are still in the spirit of celebration so I am repeating my delicious Jamaica Rum Punch recipe.
Use authentic Jamaican J. Wray & Nephew Rum and remember to keep this ratio in mind:
One part sour (Lime Juice)
Two part sweet (Sugar and/or Syrup)
Three parts strong (authentic Jamaican white rum)
Four parts weak (Water or Fruit Juice of your choice)
Note use one part rum to roughly two to three glasses of fruit juice.
Mix 1 cup lime juice, 2 cups strawberry flavored syrup or sugar, 3 cups Jamaican rum, 4 cups water or fruit juice and lots of ice.
Serve with a slice of lemon or lime on the side of your glass and remember to drink responsibly.
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