Jamaica Carnival Calendar of Occasions 2022

Are you prepared for Carnival in Jamaica?

With simply a few weeks away the Carnival in Jamaica Nationwide Stakeholders Committee has introduced the official calendar of occasions for the 2022 carnival season which is to start on July 1 and finish on July 16.

Jamaica has not hosted a carnival since April 2019 as a result of COVID-19 pandemic, and patrons are trying ahead to an epic carnival celebration this yr.

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Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett is hoping that because the nation recovers from the financial loss from the pandemic that this yr’s staging of carnival and its associated occasions will generate billions.

“We’re aware of the numerous financial loss our nation has suffered from not internet hosting carnival in Jamaica and its associated occasions, which generate billions of {dollars} yearly, with many small and medium tourism enterprises benefiting from the celebrations. Subsequently, because the nation continues to get better from the impression of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re happy to announce that we’re forging forward with plans for the 2022 season of carnival in Jamaica.”

 The carnival season begins with pre-events similar to Arduous Wine, Bacchanal Rum for Breakfast and Soca Vs Dancehall, which can happen from June 24 to 26.

 Occasions in July embrace: Xodus Tailgate, Sunkissed, Bacchanal J’ouvert, Duck Work, PM: The Official Pre-Mas Fete, Carnival Highway Parade, Xodus Treatment, and the post-Carnival Highway Parade occasion — Massive Wall.

For her half, the Minister of Tradition, Gender, Leisure and Sport, Olivia Grange, mentioned: “Carnival has turn out to be a staple of the leisure panorama in Jamaica. In consequence, we’re delighted to embrace the calendar of occasions for carnival in Jamaica 2022 which can function occasions in Kingston, St. Thomas, and St. Ann. Because the leisure sector continues to get better, extra of those mega occasions are wanted in Jamaica to assist stabilize our economic system and additional enhance our standing as a rustic of tradition and leisure.”

The minister added, “We welcome our guests with open arms and encourage everybody, together with our residents who’ve now made this occasion their very own, to ‘prepare fi de street,’ however to make sure that they achieve this safely and in a way that protects our surroundings.”

Carnival in Jamaica was launched in 2017 and is used because the umbrella model for all carnival actions throughout the carnival interval, making it a nationwide product. That is an annual endeavor that goals to rework the carnival expertise regionally. It’s a key initiative of the Tourism Linkages Community, a division of the Tourism Enhancement Fund, with help from the Jamaica Vacationer Board and key stakeholders.

Carnival in Jamaica will return to its regular staging in April 2023.

Calendar of Occasions

June 24 — Arduous Wine

June 25 — Bacchanal Rum for Breakfast

June 26 — Soca Vs Dancehall

July 3 — Seaside Carnival; SOS ‘Carnival Leap Begin’; and Ocho Rios Carnival

July 6 — Bacchanal Premium

July 7 — Xodus Tailgate; SunKissed

July 8 — Bacchanal J’ouvert; Duck Work; and The Official Pre-Mas Fête

July 9 — Xodus Treatment

July 10 — Bacchanal Highway March; Xodus Highway March; Massive Wall; and Downtown Carnival

July 16 — St. Thomas Carnival

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