chances are, you have not heard of pepper Day. A holiday in Bermuda, pepper Day may be the strangest vacation in the Caribbean. A stretch of 1797, when a group of Freemasons began renting Old State House St. George, the amount of one peppercorn. In 1816 the holiday tradition began. Every year close on Wednesday 23 April, amid the pomp and circumstance of a horse-drawn carriage will bring the governor to collect pepper.
While pepper Day exclusive Bermuda, Caribbean share many similar holidays. For example, while the specifics differ, many islands heritage is celebrated national holidays. Dominica Creole Week ushers in the end of October. Week of Creole Heritage Day, held every year in another village, and the village pays homage to the unique aspects and importance for citizens. Island-wide, the largest celebration of the Creole Week Day. Everyone dresses up in traditional Creole fashion and enjoying Creole-style parades, music, and food.
Similarly, Jamaica Maroon Day (January 6) paid tribute to the Maroons, freed slaves fled to the southern coast of Jamaica to start their lives again. Their ancestors still living there, and to host the greatest celebration of the holiday, the Accompong Maroon Festival. Drawing visitors from around the world, this case was a huge attendance of 16,000 people in 2005. The celebration includes traditional dancing, singing, and ceremonies.
Then there is the Indian arrival day (May 30) in Trinidad and Tobago. Despite only made official in the 1990s, the island's large Indian population celebrated the holidays for many years. It commemorates the arrival of the contracted servants from India.
Many Caribbean countries celebrate their independence conquering nations, such as Spain, the Netherlands or France. Celebrations in honor of national heroes who fought for independence frequent than Errol Barrow Day in Barbados. But the island also retain the freedom to invaders such as Bastille Day, the day of the Queen and the Prince of Wales & # 39; Birthday. The abolition of slavery and emancipation celebrations of national holidays of many islands.
Perhaps the most number of religious holidays to the Caribbean in origin. Respect Day's patron saint can be found throughout the islands, but nowhere so much, Puerto Rico. Even Puerto Rico cities accompanied their patron saint celebrations. However, the most important day of St. John celebrates the island's patron saint and namesake of the capital, San Juan. Beach parties, an end to people walking back toward the ocean, and falls into the water to honor the tradition of baptism of St. John.
Christmas in the Caribbean could be more enthusiastic than anywhere else in the world. The twelve days of Christmas is still celebrated in many islands, culminating in Guadeloupe Epiphany January 6, Epiphany start of the carnival season, which lasts until Lent. The Carnival reaches its climax on Shrove Tuesday, when businesses close for five days, so everyone can take part in the parades.
Even the weather can be a place of freedom. The US Virgin Islands, and the fourth Monday in July, Hurricane Prayer Day. Marking the beginning of the hurricane season, it's a low-key day for people to go to church to pray, to pass them hurricanes, or at least spare the lives and buildings. If all goes well, Hurricane Thanksgiving Day occurs on the third Monday of October.
festive contribute greatly to the vibrant culture of the Caribbean. If you are planning a trip there, you will go if you participate in one. There is no better way to truly experience the culture of the island.