Category Archives for Jamaican culture

Happy First Day of Spring

Today is officially the first day of Spring! It’s the time where, in the US, the daffodils and the tulips start coming into bloom. The Jamaican in me makes me not relate to the official dates for

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Boxing Day in Jamaica – What is the Day after Christmas called?

Boxing Day in Jamaica Boxing Day is December 26th, and is an annual national holiday in Jamaica. If it falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the holiday is celebrated on a Monday, like it is this year. There

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Jamaican Thought for the Day: Don’t worry

Jamaican Thought for the Day: Don’t worry Jamaicans by nature are not worriers. Think of the Bob Marley song, Don’t worry about a thing, because every little thing is going to be alright. Even

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Jelly coconut – This is so Jamaican

Try a Jelly Coconut like a Local … This is so Jamaican When you go to Jamaica ask for a green coconut (called Jellies) in any market or fruit stand. The vendor will use a machete to cut off the top

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Solve a Jamaican Riddle

Solving riddles is a popular Jamaican past time. Often contests on Jamaican radio stations focus on riddles. Solve the riddle and win a grand prize. These contests could go on for days until there is

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Jamaican Thought for the Day: Slow down, be mindful

  Jamaican Expression: Walk too fast, yuh walk two times. English Translation: If you walk too fast, you will walk twice. Meaning: Take your time or be thoughtful in whatever you are doing. If you

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Christmas Dinner in Jamaica

Foods that Jamaicans must have at Christmas time otherwise it isn’t Christmas What do Jamaicans eat for Christmas? Jamaicans love a good Christmas dinner. And, even though they are heavily influenced

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Christmas in Jamaica

Christmas Jamaican Style! Christmas in Jamaica is not a whole lot different from Christmas elsewhere in the world, especially the US and the UK. But, as you would expect, there are some elements that cause

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