Sunday, July 31, 2011
Sweet Jamaica- Holiday Celebrations
I know you must be tired of hearing this but i love my island home with all its faults, flaws and warts. The first week of August is filled with Emancipation and Independence celebrations. Every we celebrate the emancipation day, the day the slaves were freed in Jamaica and Independence Day, the day Jamaica ceased being a colony of Britain. I think these celebrations are important; with the advent of globalization it is so easy for cultures to be lost or discarded. My daughter will be five (5) on August 25, exactly one month after my birthday, and currently her world seems to be very Americanized (no offence intended to my American readers). My fear is that she will be an American child living in Jamaica. Therefore, I love this time of the year, nationalism seems to be the order of the day. Therefore, she will be able to experience first hand the various celebrations and acquire an appreciation for them.
So, I know i will be off to Negril on the 6th and i take lots of lovely pictures to share. I am hoping to go to Port Royal as well and i promise to take you along if i do. Hopefully you will be seeing lots of pics in the up coming weeks.