Top Five Caribbean Festivals in January

     
NAME ACCOMPONG FESTIVAL  
DATES January 6th  
COUNTRY Jamaica  
DESCRIPTION In 1739 runaway Maroon slaves signed a peace treaty with the British to gain semi-sovereignty over this region. It is  known as being its own independent city within the island of Jamaica with no police, no taxes and its own elected ‘colonel.’     The Maroons who live here are extremely proud of their traditions including that of living a primarily organic lifestyle that has preserved the longevity of many of inhabitants who live to 100 years old. The town of Accompong in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, is a rustic enclave that is governed by its own laws and that’s no surprise given how it came to being.   Accompong Maroon Day Festival. This festival takes place on January 6th and celebrates the Maroons emancipation from the British in 1739. The date also signifies the birthday of Captain Cudjoe, celebrated leader of the Accompong people.
INFO SOURCE https://2bkaribbean.com/queen-nanny-the-maroons-and-the-accompong-maroon-day-festival/4586/  
     
NAME THREE KINGS FESTIVAL  
DATES January 6th  
COUNTRY Puerto Rico  
DESCRIPTION Three Kings Day is to Puerto Rico what Christmas is to the US: a holiday rooted in religion that people now celebrate with social gatherings, food, and gift giving. Los Reyes Magos, as the locals call it, is Christmas with a Latin twist. The concept of Santa Claus is left behind for Melchior, Caspar, and Balthasar, together known as the Three Wise Men.   The holiday is widely celebrated in the Latin world, but those celebrations—like Christmas’—have evolved over the years. Nowadays, Puerto Ricans pay homage to the kings with carnivals, parades, fairs, and feasts that tourists are welcome to participate in, too.
INFO SOURCE https://www.tripsavvy.com/three-kings-day-in-puerto-rico-4155264  
     
NAME REBEL SALUTE  
DATES January 18th -20th  
COUNTRY Jamaica  
DESCRIPTION (Bullet Points)  This annual music festival in Jamaica has been in existence for over 25 years. It is celebrated near the birth date of promoter Tony Rebel on January 15th.   It is arguable one of Jamaica’s most recognized music festival with a special focus on conscious reggae music.  The festival’s humble beginnings began at Fayor’s Entertainment Center, Mandeville. It has since grown into a two-day event at the Richmond Park Estate in St Ann’s Parish.   The festival’s mission is ‘For the preservation of reggae.’ The organizers are dedicated to maintaining an uplifting and empowering brand for the festival and to embody this, they do not allow vendors or patrons to partake in alcohol consumption or meat consumption. There is also a strict policy against profanity and certain types of lyrics. From art, to culture, to music, to food, Rebel Salute has all your authentic reggae lifestyle needs.  
INFO SOURCE https://www.rebelsalutejamaica.com/  
     
NAME FISH & DRAGON FESTIVAL  
DATES Jan 18th  
COUNTRY Barbados  
DESCRIPTION (Bullet Points) The Fish and Dragon Festival is a celebration of friendship, cultural dialogue and empowered collaboration between Barbados and China   The Fish and Dragon Festival, celebrated during the Chinese New Year period, creates a space for cultural dialogue between Barbadian and Chinese Culture . The festival invites communities across Barbados to become more engaged and empowered in the relationship of friendship between Barbados and China.  
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INFO SOURCE: https://www.facebook.com/pg/FishandDragonFestival/about/?ref=page_internal  
     
NAME MUSTIQUE BLUES FESTIVAL  
DATES Jan 22nd-Feb 5th  
COUNTRY St Vincent & The Grenadines  
DESCRIPTION (Bullet Points) From late January to early February, Mustique vibrates to a different beat with Mustique Blues Festival. The first Mustique Blues Festival held in 1976, was received with great acclaim. Since then, Basil’s Bar becomes “The House of Blues” with nightly performances of rhythmic blues performed by international artistes.
INFO SOURCE: https://caribbeanevents.com/iwe-event/mustiques-blues-festival/  
 

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