February is known as Black History Month and Jamaica comes alive with a week full of activities and celebration of the life of the Reggae King Bob Marley: his annual Birthday Bash. This cultural event takes place from February 1st, leading up to his birthday night on February 6th, which will be held on One Love Drive in Negril.
Tribute is paid to the King of Reggae with cultural activities such as Drumming, Junkanoo Dancers, mouth-watering Jamaican Food and great performances from various Reggae Acts including his children such as Ziggy Marley and Damion “Junior Gong” Marley.
Each day is filled with enjoyable activities including the Punky Reggae Party, where patrons are encouraged to wear Bob Marley T-shirts, flags, Reggae and Jamaica colors. There is also a competition of the best Bob Marley impersonation.
Visitors from all over the world, family and friends all share in this wonderful event. There is no better place to listen to Reggae, savor the best jerk, taste the delicious Rastafarian Ital food and drink the most refreshing natural Ital juices than Jamaica, home of the Reggae King.
This is an experience no true Bob Marley fan should miss!
If you wish to visit more of Bob Marley’s heritage, don’t miss the Reggae & Culture tour or the Rastafarian Village tour, where you can learn about the Rastafarian tradition and visit Bob Marley’s house.
Featured photo by Sougata Ghosh.