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Saturday, August 6, 2022

Jamaica became an independent nation whilst still keeping close ties to the British Commonwealth on August 6, 1962. Before that it had been a founding member of the Federation of the West Indies, a group of Caribbean islands that formed a group  within the British Commonwealth of Nations. Allegiance to the British gradually gave way to the emergence of a national identity, and the federation was dissolved.
A public holiday is observed throughout the island with Independence Day celebrated with a grand parade, traditional music and dancing, arts and crafts exhibits, and agricultural and other events.

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