Jamaican Maroons to Host Traditional Annual Celebrations Virtually

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January 6, 2021, will be the first time in 283 years that the Accompong Maroon Celebration in Jamaica will not be physically enjoyed by both Maroons and visitors local, regional and international.

This year’s upcoming celebration will be held virtually. All ancestral celebrations will be observed in appreciation of their freedom fighters.

The day’s activities begin with ritual proceedings at 10:00 a.m. followed by the Civic Ceremony which culminates at 5:00 p.m. EST.

Concern for community spread of COVID-19 has been enough to render the organized event inadvisable according to the current prohibition.

Local Maroon celebrations will be limited to prescribed numbers in and around the Community and all COVID19 protocols will be strictly observed.

 

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