National Heroes Day -
Monday October 16, 2017
Secular holiday : The heroes are Paul Bogle, a Baptist deacon who was executed in 1865 for leading a protest march; George William Gordon, who took part in Bogle's efforts and also was executed; independence advocate Norman Manley; Sir Alexander Bustamante, who advocated for Jamaica's independence and became its first prime minister on its independence in 1962; Marcus Garvey, who preached the unification of people of African heritage; Nanny, an 18th-century escaped female slave with no last name, who led a rebellion against the British; and Samuel Sharpe, who led another rebellion in 1831 that helped lead to the emancipation of black Jamaicans from slavery.
Thursday October 19, 2017
cards/flowers : The Light festival starts with festivities. The week celebrates 1.Dhanteras, 2.Kali Chaudas, 3.Deepavali, 4.Navu-Varsha (new year), 5.Bhai-beej. The Vai cast is mainly concerned. May last several days. NOT a public holiday