Maroon Day in Jamaica (06/01)

January 6th is Maroon Day in Jamaica. This holiday is dedicated to the birthday of Captain Cudjoe, who was a maroon (maroons - maroons - freedom fighters who repelled the attacks of the British colonial troops). Cujoe defeated the English army.

After that, with his mediation, in 1738 a peace treaty was concluded with Britain. This treaty guaranteed freedom to slaves and significant land holdings.

Today, on this day, the descendants of former slaves pay tribute to the Maroons. The Jamaicans do not forget that thanks to the Maroons, many of their ancestors were freed and were able to hide in Jamaica.

In honor of the holiday, festivals are held, the integral attributes of which are traditional dances, singing and rituals. Some inhabitants of the island call this holiday "Maroon Christmas".