Maroon Festival

Category: History
Maroon Festival in Jamaica in 2025
Image from Deposit Photos. Royalty Free

About Maroon Festival

How long until Maroon Festival?
Maroon Festival .
Dates of Maroon Festival
2025 Jamaica Monday, January 6thMaroon Festival
2024 Jamaica Saturday, January 6thMaroon Festival
2023 Jamaica Friday, January 6thMaroon Festival
2022 Jamaica Thursday, January 6thMaroon Festival
2021 Jamaica Wednesday, January 6thMaroon Festival
Commemorates the 18th-century Treaty of Cudjoe between fugitive slaves and the British.

While Jamaica was a Spanish colony, its native inhabitants (Arawaks) were exterminated. The Spanish then imported African slaves to work on their plantations. When the Spanish were driven out (1655), the black slaves fled to the mountains. The "Maroons" (fugitive slaves) were permitted to settle in the north of the island in 1738.

The Maroon Festival is a cultural celebration that commemorates over 200 years since the signing of the peace treaty between the Maroons and the British. The festival marks the victory of the First Maroon War against the British in which they fought for their freedom, led by their late hero Cudjoe.

The activities highlight the life of the heroic Maroons through singing, dancing, storytelling, cooking and more.

Other Observances on January 6th 2025

Read more about Epiphany


A major Christian celebration, Epiphany is celebrated on January 6th and commemorates the presentation of the infant Jesus to the Magi, or three wise men.

Read More
Read more about World Day of War Orphans

World Day of War Orphans

Observed to create awareness about the plight of the war orphans and to address the traumatic conditions faced by them.

Read More
Read more about National Thank God It’s Monday Day

National Thank God It’s Monday Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Thank God It’s Monday Day

Read More
Read more about National Bean Day

National Bean Day

Keep your finger on the pulses today and celebrate National Bean Day.

Read More
All events on January 6th 2025