Once a year, for more than 15 years, Jamaica holds an exiting carnival with motives similar to those of Trinidad but with local tastes. The Carnival kicks off on start February and ends on mid April. The carnival gets bigger and bigger every year and now days it turns into the biggest of the island’s events.
The carnival’s events last for two months attract more than 100,000 guests, locals and tourists. Due to the numerous visitors during the carnival days and the high demand for accommodations it is recommended to check hotel rates and book rooms well in advance.
Most of the big events take place on Easter week. The main events are held in Kingston, the capital of Jamaica, in Negril and Montego Bay. Carnival atmosphere is spread all over the island. Lot of bands play various music styles; Ragai, Calypso and Soca. A children parade takes place during the carnival’s days but the climax is the colorful adult’s parade which starts, on the last day of the carnival, in Beach Jouvert.
This parade can compete with Rio De Janeiro’s parade. Nothing can be compare with attending Jamaica’s carnival, enjoying the music, the dancing and the colorful traditional costumes. This is a genuine Caribbean fiesta.
The carnival’s program and all information are present in the carnival’s website.