While you celebrate this year, here are some environmentally friendly practices for householders. Furniture and Household Items Many furniture and household items can be recycled for the holiday season. For example, instead of discarding furniture they can be refreshed, repurposed … Continued
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During the Christmas holidays, families sometimes take the opportunity to visit various locations across the island, such as national parks, heritage sites and beaches . Here are some locations you may consider visiting this holiday season. National Parks Access to … Continued
During the Christmas season in Jamaica, various groups participate in the giving of gifts and organising of treats for the more vulnerable groups in communities and state-run institutions. Corporate, church and civic groups traditionally visit schools, children’s and nursing homes, … Continued
For many children, buying balloons was an annual undertaking at Christmas time at small community shops. Shop keepers would mount a packet of over a hundred balloons of varying sizes and, for a small price, a child could scratch a … ContinuedUncategorised
In Jamaica, seasonal flowers, such as the bright red poinsettia, are used as Christmas decorations. The flower is associated with good cheer, success, and celebration, making it an appropriate staple for the Christmas season. The popular flower, along with other … ContinuedUncategorised
Christmas carols bring their own flavour to the season. Over the years, many local artistes have recorded carols. Some are traditional lyrics remixed against the reggae beat, while others have been original compositions, both lyrics and music. Some of the … ContinuedUncategorised
Steeped/drawn, boiled or blended are some of the common methods of making sorrel. It is an essential drink at Christmas time for many Jamaicans who would feel cheated if they did not have any sorrel during the season. Many persons have their own recipe and method of making sorrel. Do you have a special recipe?
Jamaica is reputed to produce the finest quality ginger in the world. It is used mainly to flavour puddings, cakes, sweets, the sorrel drink, and to make tea and ginger beer.
Are you familiar with Genie floor polish, coconut brush, and white lime? These were essential items used by Jamaicans in the past to ‘clean up’ or decorate their homes just before Christmas Day. It was customary for floors that were … ContinuedUncategorised