Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine January 2019 - Page 334

Events JAMAICA POPULATION JANUARY 6 Accompong Maroon Festival SIZE 2.715 million (2013) 10,991 sq. kilometers OFFICIAL LANGUAGE CAPITAL CITY English CURRENCY Jamaican Dollar (1 US dollar equals 126.604 Jamaican Dollars ) Kingston AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 290 C / 830 F An annual festival held to celebrate the signing of the peace treaty between Jamaica’s maroon slaves and the British. It is an authentic Jamaican experience enjoyed by both locals and visitors, filled with music, food, dancing and story-telling. FEBRUARY Reggae Month February is dedicated to the celebration of reggae music with concerts, lectures, events ceremony and more. FEBRUARY 17 Chukka Foundation and Hanover Charities Polo Charity Event A family-focused afternoon of polo and socializing, followed by an evening of partying. This is their 10th signature, social fund-raising affair and this year they will be hosting the Rhode Island US Polo Team and their own talented local polo players. www.chukka.com Click here for more events in Jamaica