It’s Good Friday.
Some Jamaicans plum forgot for yet another year to check out the Easter tradition of breaking an egg in water to see their future formed out by the white of the egg. Does this actually work?
Every year even sinners enjoy a good Good Friday service lasting for at least four hours and then going home for that Sprat Fish and bread dinner prepared earlier.
At church, the story of the crucifixion is much anticipated.
There are other traditions, that help to make the season even more blessed.
At some churches palm leaves are spread.
Good movies on local TV stations are a given. Spartacus, although not based on any story in the Bible comes every Easter on TVJ.
Buns are eaten with cheese and for some Jamaicans, butter will suffice, or an appetite with sprat fish will do.
Easter lilies are used to decorate church halls and religious homes, and the Physic nut tree is cut for the red sap to run each year commemorative of Jesus blood.
In schoolsd, children have caught on painting Easter eggs.
Some Jamaicans even indulge in eating chocolates and a game of Easter Bunnies hiding treats.
While some adaption of the rivalry of Easter Carnivals by pagan Jamaicans and remembrance march by the Rastafarian community in protest of the Coral Gardens massacre on March 16, 1963…
It would be nice however to see more Jamaicans making sacrifices for each other each Easter in true reflection.
- ... qualified & experienced in journalism, creative writing, editing, the arts, art critique, paralegal, photography, teaching, research, event planning, motivational speaking, workshops for children and adults, visual arts etc. Click here for contact form. ...or email me here
- One culture from many2022.10.17Jamaica Opposition Mark Golding 2022 Heroes Day address
- Of Law and Justice2022.10.12Jamaica Stock Exchange is for all Jamaicans!
- Events and celebrations2022.10.03List of Digicel Rising Star winners up to 2022
- Raw and Direct2022.10.02ARE JAMAICANS prepared for artificial intelligence?