Tomorrow (Saturday, May 6), the Jamaican Embassy in Washington DC will join more than fifty other embassies in the US Capital for Passport DC- Around the World Embassy Tour.
The tour runs from May 1 to 31 and offers an outstanding array of cultural activities presented at embassy open houses, street festivals, performing arts venues, museums, and special receptions throughout the district.
Commenting on the event, Deputy Chief of Mission at the Jamaican Embassy, Nicola Barker-Murphy says, “Jamaica is thrilled to be joining with other diplomatic Missions in Washington to be part of Events DC Passport DC “Around the World Embassy Tour” (AWET).
AWET is part of a month-long journey around the world highlighting DC’s thriving international diplomatic community and its lively and varied culture.
Barker-Murphy explained that “events like AWET present a wonderful opportunity to showcase our beautiful country to the world, given the thousands of people from the DMV and overseas who attend this annual event.”
Jamaican businesses both locally and those with a presence on the ground can engage with participants and share their products and offerings firsthand.
The Embassy team is looking forward to welcoming Jamaicans, friends of Jamaica and soon-to-be friends, to enjoy and sample our rich culture including our world-renowned cuisine and music.
“Events DC’s Around the World Embassy Tour and Passport DC attract nearly 27,000 attendees each year and allow the diplomatic community to highlight the very best of their home countries,” explains Events DC President and CEO, Angie M. Gates.
She adds, “Washington, DC is a world-class destination for many reasons. With such a high concentration of embassies, locals and tourists have an unparalleled opportunity to experience a wide range of local, national, and international traditions from around the globe. I love that we can benefit from each other for inspiration and creativity in so many was art, cuisine, fashion, dance, music and so much more.”