Holidays in Jamaica let you experience and explore some of the most intriguing specialties of Caribbean. Obviously, beaches are the most important attraction in the island country. However, history and culture are the other things that also deserve a mention. If you want take a look at the intriguing culture and traditions, consider being part of following festivals and events:
Bob Marley Week
Music is an integral part of the Jamaica’s culture. This is the birthplace of Bob Marley, Father of Reggae. If you are fan of Bob Marley, Reggae or Rastafarians, plan cheap holidays to Jamaica and participate in Bob Marley week. The event takes place in the capital city of Kingston during first week of February. The musical events consist of several performances to commemorate the great artist and his life and achievements. Besides musical concert, the event also features fashion show, karaoke contests, exhibition and lectures.
This is the most popular event in the country. If you are a music freak or a party animal, plan Jamaica holidays and be a part of the extravaganza. This annual bash fills music in every corner of the city. It was started in 1990 and since then has become one of the most popular music festivals/carnival in the country. Besides Kingston, you can also find similar celebrations in several other centers. The celebrations consist of special competition known as ‘Soca Monarch.’
Reggae music lovers should spend their holidays in Montego Bay to be a part of Reggae Sumfest, one of the most notable reggae festivals in Jamaica. The festival takes place in summers and features some of the most popular reggae artists and dub musicians from around the world. This three-day festival is considered as one of the best reggae festivals in the world. Artists that have performed in the festival are Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, Kanye West, Missy Elliott, Wyclef Jean, Alicia Keys and Destiby’s Child.
Portland Jerk Festival
Jamaica also hosts variety of food festivals all through the year. Most popular one is Portland Jerk Festival. Number of food lovers and chefs plan cheap holidays to Jamaica especially to be a part of this festival. While being a part of this festival, you can know about the cooking style known as Jerk. It consists of meat seasoning with a blend of herbs and spices. You can take a look the whole procedure and taste spicy and juicy dishes in the end.