To celebrate our wonderful and diverse city, we are posting weekly articles on religious celebrations and festivals in spring.
Duffryn resident Roy Grant, from Jamaica, is a practising Christian and shares with us how he celebrates Easter.
Easter remembers the day that Christ was resurrected from the dead. Christians believe that Christ was crucified to take away our sins.
Roy said: “Easter is a very significant time. We used to love Easter as kids because there was a carnival in Jamaica. Although Easter was a quiet and serene time it was also a public holiday when some people would create an atmosphere of fun and laughter.”
During Easter, Roy explains that practising Christians in Jamaica don’t eat meat, only fish: “Even in the Rastafarian movement, many don’t eat meat. The teachings of Easter is really essential in everyone’s life within the Caribbean.”
Roy says that fruit buns are a tradition in Jamaica: “They’re very sweet with plenty of fruit inside them. That is a staple of Easter, you bake a bun.”
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