Although we all love the yellow, black and green of Jamaica; why don't those of us that are proud Americans show our colors on July 4th at Couples Negril. I would like to personally challenge the other Couples resorts to try to match the outpouring of American pride that we will show at CN on 7/4/11!
I thought we could meet at the swim up bar around 1PM for a group picture which we could publish on the message board.
We can make this an annual event!
The Captain and the Mrs will be at CN 6/29-7/10/11.
Although I think it is wonderful that you are a patriotic American, I find it some what odd to think that another country would celebrate the United States independence day......Am I weird???? Please feel free to wear your red, white, and blue but please don't be upset if the day does not have the same significance for Jamaicans........
Hello Suzy Q---while you are correct that it does not have the same significance for Jamaicans--July 4th is indeed recognized as the "huge" American flag that is flown on that day at CN will attest. I thought it might be a way to have some fun and get the other Couples resorts in a "friendly" competition. Plus; whether at home in NJ or abroad as the song says "I'm proud to be an American"!
Your input is appreciated--thank you!
Thank you so much for your gentlemanly reply to my question regarding celebrating the 4th in Jamaica. I didn't know about the festivities at CN. I hope you and all the rest of the folks celebrating the 4th of July at Couples have a wonderful time!
We will try to remember to pack something red, white & blue and also meet you at the swim-up bar. We will be there July 1 - 9. The first time we went to CTI, 10 years ago, we went over the 4th of July. Couples put on a hugh celebration for our July 4th holiday. They built a large stage, had a large buffet and great entertainment. We just assumed they did that every year until we went back a couple years ago and there was nothing. I guess they feel they would have to celebrate every countries special holidays. But at least we still have that memory from our first trip to Couples. Jimmy and Mariann, we will be looking for you on July 1st. Or you should come to the beach and look for us and say HI. I believe you said you get in later in the afternoon. If everything goes as planned, we should be on the beach by noon. Only 65 days.
This is meant simply to have a good time and not to offend anyone! Plus; it's been 235 years; I don't think those involved in 1776 really care if we are having a drink at the pool bar or what color shirts we are wearing.
At one time CTI (COR) did it up big on the 4th with decorations and a lunch barbecue on the beach. In recent years it has slowely twindled down. Last year there were only a couple decorations on the stage at breakfast but by lunch time they were taken down. We meet our friends from England there every year and they have no problem with the 4th. It's a shame some people do. But we wear our Red, White & Blue T-shirts every year as we will this year.
I have celebrated July 4th in Jamaica many times and it offends no one. Many of the resort have elaborate celebrations they put on for the guests from the USA that day, as they often do for Canadians on their special days. I have also attended Jamaican Independence Day celebrations here in the US. and likewise that does not offend Americans. Everyone respects a love of your own country, even if you are in other countries. Just not a big deal at all.
See you folks at the bar on July 4th!
Congradulation on your eleventh anniversary. I think I caught that on another thread.
People are talking about being considerate, they should consider that if it wasn't for the RED, WHITE AND BULE, we would be speaking German right now.
It has been known that other resorts, do celebrate the 4th in Jamaica, with decorations and a band, the name of the band was the George Washington Band, and they played the Star Spangle Banner, I know, I read that on TA