Posts Tagged "Culture of Jamaica"

Must Do: Fi Wi Sinting Festival | Portland Jamaica | Feb 17, 2013

Posted by on Jan 21, 2013 in Blog, Festivals/Events, Jamaican Culture, Maroons, Portland Jamaica | 0 comments

Must Do: Fi Wi Sinting Festival | Portland Jamaica | Feb 17, 2013

Family Fun at Portland's Fi Wi Sinting Festival The 23rd staging of Fi Wi Sinting, a celebration of Jamaica’s African heritage, will be held on Sunday, February 17, 2013, at Somerset Falls, Hope Bay, Portland from 10AM-8PM. Admission J$800 (about US$9.00), Children J$200 (about US $2.50) and Students with ID J$500 (about US$5.50). The phrase "Fi Wi Sinting" means "It is ours" in Jamaican patois, and represents how Jamaicans embrace and celebrate the food, traditions and customs that followed their ancestors from Africa. Take the entire family and enjoy a fun-filled day of mingling with...

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Don’t miss it! 2011 Portland Jerk Festival | this Sunday, July 3rd | Port Antonio, Jamaica

Posted by on Jul 2, 2011 in Beenie Man, Etana, Festivals/Events, Jamaica Things to Do, Jamaica Travel, Jamaican crafts, Jamaican Culture, Jamaican Food, Jamaican jerk, Jamaican Music, Port Antonio Jamaica, Portland Jamaica, Portland Jerk Festival, Sizzla Kalonji, Terry Linen | 4 comments

How can you really top this - delicious Jamaican jerk and fun family-oriented entertainment - all in one place?? Come savor Jamaica's most famous style of cooking this Sunday, July 3rd, at the 12th Portland Jerk Festival in Port Antonio, Jamaica! This Festival is always a favorite and this year's should be no exception. As usual, the Festival expects a bumper crop of locals from all over the island as well as tourists to make the annual trip to Portland to enjoy the creations of Jamaica's popular chefs. The event always features more than 25 authentic jerk vendors from Portland, the "Home of...

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Easter in Jamaica | Bun and Cheese!

Posted by on Mar 26, 2011 in Jamaican Culture, Jamaican Food | 4 comments

The Story of the Jamaica Easter Tradition From The Hot Cross Buns Yum, let’s all have a hot cross bun. Jamaicans probably remember the universal ditty associated with the delicious treats— "Hot cross buns, hot cross buns One a penny, two a penny Hot cross buns; If you have no daughters, give them to your sons. One a penny, two a penny, hot cross buns." Sung quite a bit at Easter time, the song reminds many of childhood delights, but most people probably don’t realize that hot cross buns pre-date the Jamaican Easter-season bun and cheese and led to their popularity. Sometimes called Easter...

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Wha’ gwaan in Jamaica? Updated Event Calendars!

Posted by on Jan 29, 2011 in Festivals/Events, Jamaican Culture, Jamaican Food, Jamaican Music, Reggae & Africa, Reggae & Canada, Reggae & UK, Reggae & US | 0 comments

WOW :wow: :love: - there are so many HOT reggae artistes performing worldwide in the next few months - Gyptian, I-Octane, Mavado, Protoje, Jah Vinci & Popcaan, Jah Cure, Etana, Lady Saw, Lutan Fyah, Richie Spice, Anthony B, Barrington Levy, The Wailers, Pablo Moses, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Turbulence, Warrior King, SOJA, Rebelution, Freddie McGregor, Marcia Griffiths, Junior Reid, Michael Rose, and many, MANY more!! Check out our "Int'l Calendar of Events" page to find your favorites!! We spent days and days updating all the fabulous events and upcoming festivals around the world. And we...

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Getting Marooned in Jamaica | Culture, history & hiking

Posted by on Jan 22, 2011 in Blog, Jamaica Travel, Jamaican Culture, Maroons | 0 comments

Getting Marooned in Jamaica | Culture, history & hiking

Enjoy a GREAT article from the Toronto Star about Jamaica's Charles Town Maroons and the Cunha Cunha Maroon Trail linking Portland and Saint Thomas. I love cultural events and activities and keep saying that one of these days I'm going to make the trip to meet Ivelyn Harris. The author makes me want to go now! :yes: Superb job - very informative - keep writing! ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Getting Marooned in Jamaica Janie Robinson Special to the Star CORNWALL BARRACKS, JAMAICA—Bouncing my bag along a rocky dirt path, past grazing goats and barking dogs, I’m falling farther and farther behind my host, as my...

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