Here are three featured pieces about celebrating the Easter season in Jamaica, its spiritual meaning and how families have used cuisine to maintain traditions.
Although a holiday, in our home and for most Jamaicans in the 50s, it was a holy-day, where we would fast from sunrise to sunset; allowed to only drink sugar and water, attend church and read the Bible.
Typing the word ‘Easter’ in Google, images results in a plethora of pictures of happy bunny rabbits and colorful eggs. Is Easter, to this generation, more about Jesus or about fluffy stuffed animals and egg hunts?
For Jamaicans, and other Caribbean folks, Easter isn’t Easter without the traditional Easter Bun and cheese.