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Jamaica Carnival is a truly overriding Caribbean style expression of the Jamaican spirit. The annual carnival bash starts in January and ends in April after Easter. The finale of the carnival season in late April is exceptional when weeks of partying and all sorts of events fall greedily to the streets with the bands hosting their personal Road March. The most popular one is Bacchanal Jamaica Road March in Kingston, known as one of the greatest festivals in the area.
Bacchanal Jamaica is marked by the great Bob Marley and calypso bands that almost share the national identity. Soca parties and Soca music makes it the biggest cultural celebration of Jamaica by rendering the festive part to the celebrations.
Carnival is celebrated in many Caribbean countries, including Jamaica. The world-famous street party in Trinidad is considered to have a prominent impact on the Jamaica Carnival which is overloaded with lots of Trinidadian steel bands, costume designers and soca acts. It is a brilliant opportunity to join a parade and street dancing where groups of people in extravagant costumes set the tone right for a freak out celebration.
Besides Kingston, carnival celebrations take place in the centers of Montego Bay and Ocho Rios.