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Friday is Jamaica Day; wear national colours

Thursday, February 21, 2013 | 10:32 AM    

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KINGSTON, Jamaica - Jamaicans are being encouraged wear the national colours tomorrow (Friday, February 22) joining the thousands of early childhood, primary and secondary school students who will be observing Jamaica Day.

The Ministry of Education, in collaboration with other ministries, religious bodies, private sector organisations and associations, UNESCO and other stakeholders, will take advantage of Jamaica Day to initiate Jamaica Sings as a legacy of the 50th Anniversary.

“On Jamaica Day, February 22, 2013, all Jamaicans and lovers of Jamaica are invited to wear the Jamaican colours, black, green and gold, or the traditional dress, bandana and white to school, to work, to play. This is a day for all of us to celebrate our “Jamaicaness” regardless of skin colour, race, social class, geographical location and/or economic affluence,” read a release from the Ministry.

As part of the Jamaica Sings, events will take place the Half Way Tree Transport Centre and at the St William Grant Park, downtown Kingston.

The Jamaica Military Band, the Jamaica Constabulary Force Band as well as the Alpha Boys Band will be taking part in the events at the transport centre and at St William Grant Park.

A grand Jamaica Day event will also take place at the Trelawny Multi-purpose Stadium.

- Conrad Hamilton

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