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News and background stories on maroon communities in the Americas.

Maroon Day 2012 filled with activities in Suriname

Suriname last Wednesday once again enjoyed many activities related to the annual celebration of Maroon Day. From the principal festivities location at the village of Berlijn, to the capital town … Continue reading

October 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Jamaica’s Maroon Day: Accompong remembers the treaty of 1738

Once again, the Maroons of Western Jamaica have celebrated the annual Accompong Maroon Festival with much gusto. The event was held over the course of the past weekend, starting on … Continue reading

January 11, 2012 · 2 Comments

Suriname celebrates first National Maroon Day

Suriname marked its first national Maroon holiday yesterday, October 10 2011. Celebrations were held in Santigron, a multi-tribe village about an hour driving south from the capitol city of Paramaribo. … Continue reading

October 11, 2011 · Leave a comment

Maroon Day 2010 in Suriname

Source: De Ware Tijd Suriname celebrated Maroon Day on Sunday October 10, 2010. Festivities were held both in Suriname and its Diaspora. It was a day of speeches, flower offerings, … Continue reading

October 11, 2010 · 3 Comments

Suriname Maroons celebrate October 10, 2009

Maroons in various parts of Suriname and in the Netherlands celebrated Maroon Day on October 10, 2009 In the Netherlands, Maroon Day 2009 was celebrated at Partycentrum Oase in the … Continue reading

October 12, 2009 · Leave a comment