As a child, I vaguely remember Emancipation and Independence celebrations, yet I do recall my parents making a big enough deal about same. My mother would reference Mello go round (I believe it was still called that then) and over the period my father would make the yearly trek to the Denbigh Agriculture Show in Clarendon.
As an adult, I have visited quite a few of the celebrations with my family in tow and it was indeed a spectacular showing. A lot must be said for the keen attention to details over the August 1-6 period. Well done JCDC.
This year as Jamaica celebrates 53 years of Independence under the theme "Jamaica 53.. Proud and Free" the nation's cultural agency Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) has an extensive list of events to celebrate Jamaica's 53 years as a Free Nation. I implore you to check it out as the 2015 activities feature a wide variety of options for all members of the family!! and best of all Jamaican Mommies will be giving away tickets to the many Independence and Emancipation events this year!!!.
We have also highlighted Pickney Pendence which is a programme specifically prepared and produced for children. Its aim is to create an atmosphere for children to learn about and be better able to appreciate the concept, significance and meaning of Emancipation and Independence in a fun way. Jamaican Mommies views this inclusion favourably :)