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Blogmas // A Caribbean Christmas Pt 1

Hey Guys!

Remember when I promised you something new for blogmas? Well, here it is! Instead of sharing my story, I decided to question some of my other Caribbean bloggers and share their stories with you. It will be a three-part series featuring different islands in the region. Welcome, Blogmas with An Caribbean Twist!

Blogmas - A Caribbean Christmas

In the tradition of keeping it short and sweet, I simply asked each blogger two questions ~

1 // What does Christmas mean to you?

2 // How do you celebrate the season in your country?

Here is what everyone had to say:

The Fab Life Story ~ GRENADA
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1 // What does Christmas mean to you?
Seriously, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. Christmas is really a joyous occasion where we celebrate the birth of our savior Jesus Christ. The most festive season filled with love and spent with loved ones. Every year I look forward to that special fragrance in the air that lifts my spirit. I may sound crazy to many but I’ve heard a few people express the same sentiments. Christmas and the entire holiday season makes me appreciate all that I have and gives me a renewed hope for the coming new year.

2 // How do you celebrate in your country?
Christmas in Carriacou and Grenada is pretty much the same. It’s usually family oriented and if you don’t have a huge family someone will definitely adopt you. The decorations, the Carols and serenading in December gets us in the mood and ready to celebrate. The ham is prepped and ready to boil a few days before Christmas. The fruit cake also known as black cake fresh from the oven with an aroma that makes you dance. The punch de creme, sorrel and ginger beer all homemade delicacies are ready to be severed to all those who pass by.

I was never used to attending night mas although I was raised catholic. We would always attend church on Christmas Day. My family would gather and have breakfast which consisted of salt ham and eggs with homemade bread. Gosh I loved that. Then we would open gifts, chat for a bit then get ready to prepare lunch. Let’s not talk about the food cause it’s making me hungry at this point. Just think American Thanksgiving and you’ll get the gist. Oh how I miss my grandmother’s baked whole chicken with her delicious stuffing. After that we’d sleep for the rest of the day but would be awaken to door knocks and people from around the village/island serenading.
For me personally I just loved having my family around, that’s what really matters. Good belly laughs, Christmas movies and stealing candies from the barrel your Auntie in New York sent even though grandma said you had enough sweet for the day. Oh how I love Christmas.

With Love From Guyana ~ GUYANA
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1 // What does Christmas mean to you?
As a child growing up in a Roman Catholic family, Christmas was rooted in quite a bit of religious significance. Now that I am older, Christmas is all about family traditions to me and some of these traditions still have some religious significance. It’s the one time of year that my family is guaranteed to all be in the same place. Christmas also means a lot of traditional meals that are strictly eaten during the holiday season.
2 // How do you celebrate in your country?
In Guyana, there are lots of parties that lead up to Christmas week to get you into the spirit. We decorate our homes with Christmas trees and oodles of lights and garlands. You can spot masqueraders (people dressed up in colorful costumes dancing on the street) all over the city. And of course, family and friends share gifts and delicious food and baked treats with each other.

Stick around for the other posts in this series!
Feel free to share what Christmas means to you in the comments below.

Hope you enjoyed hearing from other people in the Caribbean region.
P.S These are just views of some people and celebrations may be different all around.

XOXO

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