Jamaica' capital Kingston, is a city of diverse tourist interests. Situated at the foot of Blue Mountain Peak, it is a hub of commercial activities. It is connected to Port Royal, an old buccaneer haunt, by land strip called Palisadoes. The city founded post Port Royal earthquake in 1692. Now having a history of more than three decades, it inherits stylish architecture and one of the oldest cathedrals located in Western Hemisphere. Kingston attracts tourists from world over throughout the year though choosing right weather to visit the city is important for a pleasant vacation.
Bob Marley Week is celebrated every year to commemorate the birthday of Bob Marley, a renowned artist who died in 1981 due to cancer. The artist life and his work based programs are held through concerts, movies, exhibitions. Bob Marley Museum and Marley's mausoleum in Ocho Rios attract visitors in large number during this week, which is organized by the Rotbert Marley Foundation of Jamaica. The Rebel Salute Music Festival urges all those passionate about folk music, to book flights to Kingston for January. This festival highlights cultural roots and folk music than other shows. Every January a large crowd of locals and international guests show up for this concert even though no alcohol, drugs or meat are allowed here.
Kingston is the site of the largest Carnival called the Jamaica Carnival, beginning on Ash Wednesday and leading up to Lent. Travelers interested in holidaying at Kingston while the Carnival celebrations are in full swing, may get cheap flights to Kingston as there are arrangements with increased number of flights to the city, so that more and more international visitors are able to make it to the occasion. The carnival is replete with pageantry, exhibitions and festivity in the streets of Kingston. The numerous events include costumed processions, dancing, concerts, parades and parties on the beach.
The people of Jamaica especially Kingston are admired all over the world for their unity, which can be seen through the fact that there has been no reported violence or thefts, in any of these Carnival celebrations. The Easter time is the time when thousands of Jamaicans and visitors unite for the famous Jamaica Carnival, which is an authentic representative of the raw Caribbean flavor and exhilarating atmosphere. Carnival here kicks off with Beach Jouvert and concludes with a street parade where you can enjoy reggae, calypso and soca music.
Royal Jamaica Yacht Club Spring Tournament is another exciting event which could be a reason for you to extend your holiday till March. The book Festival taking place in April has all to satisfy the book worms, which includes the complete Jamaican book industry with writers, illustrators, and artists as well as a range of magazines, newspapers and periodicals. You can be a part of the activities hosted by the BIAJ , by enquiring about the amazingly low fares to the city around the time of the book festival .A consumer street fair is also hosted with events which can allow readers to browse and purchase Jamaican as well as international books.
If clothing especially designer wear is your passion, Caribbean Fashion Week, is a not to miss event taking place at National Indoor Sports Centre, where top most designers exhibit their latest designs.
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