Participate in heritage week - Grange

October 11, 2016

A series of events will be held across the island to celebrate National Heritage Week, from Saturday, October 8 to Monday, October 17.

The events, organised by the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), an agency of the Ministry of Culture, Gender Affairs, Entertainment and Sport will be held under the theme, Our Heritage ... Our Legacy ... Our Strength.

Portfolio minister, Olivia Grange said that activities will be held in each parish and will include church services, library exhibitions, candlelight vigils, heritage sites, school tours, and the National Heroes Day Salute and Awards ceremonies.

She encouraged Jamaicans to participate.

"Brothers and sisters, I encourage all of you to participate and support the activities and events for the Heritage Week celebrations, and where possible, to also create your own," she said.

She was speaking at the annual National Heritage Week Thanksgiving Church Service held Saturday at the Andrew's Memorial Seventh-day Adventist Church, 29 Hope Road, Kingston 10.

Minister Grange said that persons can visit the JCDC's website at for more information on the celebrations.

"As we focus on our heritage and our past strengths. Let us take lessons from the past to chart our future and our legacy," she said.

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