They push for their repatriation to Ethiopia, from where they believe all black people came. Members are allowed to worship in a church of their choosing or within the privacy of their house.They consider themselves the direct descendants of the 12 Sons of David.And, along with our uniquely “colourful” nature comes our own set of unique customs and traditions.
This is useful for anyone researching Jamaican culture, customs, manners, etiquette, values and wanting to understand the people better.
You may be going to Jamaica on business, for a visit or even hosting Jamaican colleagues or clients in your own country.
After dinner especially on a Sunday afternoon, the women sit and relax watching television or just chatting while the children go off and play by themselves and the men go out to play football called soccer, cricket or dominoes.
There is nothing we Jamaicans love more than our public holidays and on these days we head to the beach in bus loads.
The movement does not have organized congregations, it does not have a paid clergy, and it doesn't have a written doctrine.
There are three types of Rastafarians in Jamaica: 1.
The old adage, “you can spot a Jamaican in any crowd anywhere in the world” could never be truer.
A lot of our customs have originated from our English background.
One such instance is where the English would greet each other by shaking hands.
Today that is how the men greet each other; women hug each other.
Unusual Jamaican Customs, contributed by Tracie Blake As a Jamaican, I must say that we are indeed special.