Jamaica

KeAndre Weekes B2

Main agricultural products grown or harvested

weet potatoes and yams, rice, potatoes, manioc, tomatoes and beans

Native customs and beliefs

  • Meals are often served buffet-style.
  • Do not begin eating until the host invites you to start.
  • When not eating, it is acceptable to keep your hands in your lap.
  • Try everything since it demonstrates graciousness.
  • Always use utensils to eat.
  • It is considered polite to finish everything on your plate.

Holiday Celebrations

Christmas dinner is usually a big feast. It includes the traditional jerked or curried chicken and goat, and rice with gungo peas (a round white pea, also called pigeon pea).