Grenada is an island country consisting of the island of Grenada and six smaller islands at the southern end of the Grenadines in the southeastern Caribbean Sea like Carriacou and Petite Martinique.
Grenada is located northeast of Venezuela, northwest of Trinidad and Tobago, and southwest of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. The country is also known as the “Island of Spice” because of the production of nutmeg and mace crops of which Grenada is one of the world’s largest exporters.
Its capital is St. George’s.
Christmas Celebrations in Grenada :
Christmas in Grenada is pleasantly warmer with the beautiful, sandy shores. During the Christmas season, the people concentrate on special food and drink – black fruit cake, ham, rice and green pigeon peas, macaroni pie, baked stuff turkey and locally made sorrel, ginger beer and the Clarke’s Court white, dark, or red rum.
In the days before Christmas, the streets of St. George’s and other towns are usually filled with happy shoppers getting their last minute gifts for loved ones. It is the time of year when goodwill and best wishes are extended throughout the islands, especially during the mid-night Christmas Church services, and by telephone calls.
Children look forward to receiving presents from parents and friends. Local pine trees are purchased from the forest, although some families buy the artificial ones. Lights and decorations are placed on the trees and are usually kept up until the first weekend in January.
Parang is the popular type of music in Grenada during the Christmas season. Groups, not unlike the British waits, go around serenading in their neighborhoods. In Granada there is the added attraction of steel pans, guitars, tambourines, bottles and spoons; anything to make warm and friendly music.
Visits to family and friends, sharing Christmas meals, and exchanging information are also a big part of the holiday season in this beautiful Caribbean nation.
Wishing all readers Merry Christmas 2019 & Happy New Year 2020 !!!