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Happy Independence Day, Jamaica!


August 6th is our Independence Day in Jamaica.  47 years ago the Union Jack was officially lowered at midnight, and our national flag was raised for the first time.  The authors of our Constitution added a note that put it this way:

…Jamaica will attain fully responsible status within the Commonwealth on the 6th August, 1962…

And so she did.  This is a National Archives photo of the official lowering of the Union Jack at the National Stadium:

With Emancipation Day celebrations on August 1st, and Independence 5 days later it’s the best stretch of holidays next to Christmas in the island.  Where I’d like to be now…

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Sunny Negril, Jamaica

Happy Independence!

Author: iriegemini

Lara is originally from Jamaica, living in the Greater Toronto Area with N, and a cat, Melvin. She knits, spins, weaves, and is a chatterbox on all of the above. Lara's journey began as a young girl with her Grandmother's cross-stitch embroidery stash & blessing.

3 thoughts on “Happy Independence Day, Jamaica!

  1. I love the picture of the beach! I wish I was there now.

  2. Negril a beautiful place in Jamaica.

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