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Two days not enough?  Head to Jamaica for a week-long of carnival reveling.   Every year since 1990, the slowed-down melodic rhythm of Reggae takes a back seat to the energetic, upbeat tempo of Soca and Calypso.

   

From Easter Sunday to the end of the following weekend Jamaica host a plethora of flamboyant parties.  With the main events taking place in Kingston, many of the smaller fetes take place about an hour away in Ocho Rios.  Rise and wine to a breakfast party. Rock the boat to soca and dancehall while sailing along Kingston’s white sands coastline, then bacchanal on the beach till morning.    

  • Total population: 2.8 Million 

  • Population between 15 – 64 years old: 1.9 Million 

  • Language: English, Jamaican English-based Creole

  • Ethnicity: African descent 92.1%, Mixed 6.1%, East Indian 0.8%, Other 0.4%, Unspecified 0.7%

  • GNI (Gross National Income): $7,932

  • Male to Female Ratio: 0.94 to 1.0 

  • Homicide Rate: 57 per 100,000 people 

  • Climate: Tropical; Hot, humid; Temperate interior

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