Hi! I'm curious about New Year's traditions in Jamaica. Are there any things that are done, specific food eaten, etc. Thank you for any information!
I think New Year's in Jamaica is a lot like it is in much of the western world. Parties on New year's Eve, recovery from the parties on New Year's Day! There are fireworks in Kingston and a few other places. Many people attend church, at a special service that's called "Watchnight Service". This usually starts at around 9 or 10 o'clock on New Year's Eve, and goes on until a little past midnight. Many people think it's good luck to be in church at the very start of a new year, so some people leave their parties to go to church just before midnight, and then leave church just after midnight to return to the parties!
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