Jamaica is known as “little Jewel in the Carribean”. Jamaica’s capital is Kingston. It is a small West Indian island. Jamaica has hot weather all year round. Jamaican dollars are not equivalent to the U.S dollars
Jamaica is an Island . Jamaica has many hills and small rivers
Flag What does the flag look like and what does it mean?
The Jamaican flag was designed in 1962, just before independence. It is green, black and yellow. The yellow color represents natural resources, and sunshine. The green represents hope and the black represents the hardship to be overcome.
Language What language is spoken? What are some words in this language?
Jamaican people speak Creole, which is a mixture of English and African.
Food What special food is eaten in this country?
Jamaicans love eating spicy food made with jerk or curry.
Celebrations Are there any different celebrations?
Jamaica holds carnivals . At the carnivals, the Jamaicans celebrate by wearing costumes, by wearing masks, and by dancing. Christmas and Easter are times of celebration with street parties and parades. People dance to Reggae and other pop music.
A famous person from this country Nanny is one of Jamaica’s seven nation heroes -people honored for their part in the struggle for freedom .She led the windward maroons, a group of ex-slaves who had escaped to the remote they made her their queen . Bob Marly 1984 a famous Raggae musican. Like some other Jamaican’s he was a Rastarian .A member of a Religious movement.