23rd Day of Christmas- Recycling at Christmas

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 …

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22nd Day of Christmas – Public Beaches

There are a number of Public beaches islandwide. Below are some that are operated by the Urban Development Corporation (UDC). Dunn’s River Falls – St. …

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21th Day of Christmas – Places to visit

During the Christmas holidays, families sometimes take the opportunity to visit various locations across the island, such as national parks, heritage sites and beaches . …

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20th Day of Christmas – Christmas Sayings

In Jamaica, folk customs and beliefs have formed part of the overall value system and practices for centuries. Jamaican Christmas celebrations also have a set …

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17th Day of Christmas – Food Safety Tips

As you prepare for your dinner on Christmas Day, here are some food safety tips.   When purchasing groceries, check the expiry dates carefully. Inspect …

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10th Day of Christmas -Christmas Flowers

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, …

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7th Day of Christmas – Sorrel Drink

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?

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6th Day of Christmas – Ginger Beer

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.

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5th Day of Christmas -Christmas Spruce-up

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’ …

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4th Day of Christmas – Gran Market

Grand Market popularly referred to as “Gran’ Market” is one of the most anticipated events of the Christmas season.  It is held in all major …

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