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Jamaica Independence Day

Jamaica Independence Day is held on August 6. Celebrates the independence of Jamaica from the United Kingdom in 1962. This event in the first decade of the month August is annual. Help us Help us 
6 August - Jamaica Independence Day
After more than 3 centuries of British rule, Jamaica finally gained its independence in 1962. Independence Day is celebrated on 6 August with huge street parties (“Jamaica was the happiest island in all the Caribbean. Kingston was in holiday mood and the whole population hung out their flags, and metaphorically threw their hats in the air.”). However, the island remains part of the Commonwealth. As a result of that colonial past Jamaica keeps hold of many British laws, constructs, and quirks. Driving on the left side of the road is just one of them.

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