Telecommunications company, Digicel, has promised its customers a family-oriented Easter for 2015 with the line-up of events that they will be sponsoring.
Kicking things off will be Gospel on the Waterfront, downtown Kingston on Holy Thursday where patrons are invited come out and ‘reclaim Kingston for Jesus Christ’. Musical message will be delivered by Digicel Brand Ambassador Jermaine Edwards alongside other popular gospel acts such as Omari, Kevin Downswell and Lubert Levy. Longtime gospel fans will also be in for a treat as stalwarts in the industry Sister Sully and Evangelist Sandra Brooks will be performing as well.
In the meantime, Good Friday will see skies being adorned with colourful kites of all shapes, sizes and innovations at the Melrose Farm Family Fun Day and Kite Festival in St. Ann. The 18 year old community festival will be offering up a true Jamaican family experience; making good on the age old Easter tradition of kite flying along with a variety of other attractions for the kids.
For the food lovers, the St. Bess Jerk and Seafood Festival in Manley Horne Park, St. Elizabeth will be the spot to enjoy Easter Sunday. The festival will be offering the parish’s best in jerk and seafood culinary delights while treated to the traditional dancing of Jonkanoo and community marching bands.
Back in Kingston, the usually serene Hope Gardens will be filled with piercing shrills and joyful screams of the young and young-at-heart as they enjoy over 15 rides and attractions at Funfest on Easter Monday. Dubbed the unique family festival the event is slated to begin at 10PM end at 7PM.
Kamal Powell, Senior Sponsorship and Development Manager at Digicel said that, “Easter is a time for family especially with children being on holiday and parents at home from work. We wanted to ensure that this year there we supported events that the family could go out and enjoy themselves and not just in the corporate area but island-wide.”