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 of closely held beliefs and sayings that influence the practices during and after the season.
Some Jamaican sayings linked to Christmas and the New Year includes:
- First crops planted on Christmas Day (December 25) will bear heavily afterwards.
- If a glass filled with soap suds on New Year’s Day (January 1) is placed outside at noon, it will show the person’s destiny.
- If a person climbs a hill on the morning of New Year’s Day, he/she will see the sun dance.
If you know other Jamaican folk customs associated with Christmas, please share them with us.