Barbados, Jamaica, and Cuba
Native customs and/or beliefs
Barbados: Special occasions often call for pudding and souse, the first a spicy mashed sweet potato encased in pigs belly, and the second a boiled pig's head served with onions, peppers, cucumbers, and lime.
Jamaica: Rice is a universal ceremonial food. Several African-religious sects use goats for sacrifice, and in Kumina, an Afro-religious practice, goat blood is mixed with rum and drunk.
Cuba: Cubans are very fond of sweets, and a cake is a special treat normally reserved for birthdays, similar to the US. Ice cream is also a special treat; the national ice cream manufacturer "Copelia" is quite renowned for its very fine ice cream, and is believed to be the best in the world.
Foods eaten for holiday celebrations
Although common throughout the entirety of the Carribean, it is common in Barbados as a Christmas meal.
Curried goat meat
Common in Jamaica during parties, dances, weddings, funerals, and pretty much everything else.
Roasting a pig is the traditional way to celebrate Noche Buena, or Christmas Eve in Cuba.