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Grenada Culture and Traditions

Customs and traditions

Grenada is characterized by its Franco-British background. For example, a majority of the population is Catholic and many geographical names are French, while the school system is British and the most popular sport is cricket. To this is added the influence of the rest of the Caribbean and traditions that the black slaves brought from West Africa, not least in the field of music. In recent years, many well-to-do Britons and North Americans also settled on Grenada and brought new habits with them.

However, Grenada is still a fairly conservative society: religion plays a big role and on Sundays is very closed. Gay relationships between men are prohibited by law. Although more and more women work outside the home, they are expected to take care of children and households, while the men after work are happy to meet at any room shop.

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The Grenadians are often perceived as friendly and hospitable, and are very proud of their country (like when Kirani James won the Olympic gold in the men's 400 meters in London 2012). It is considered important to greet those you meet, including strangers.

What you eat

The basis of the diet is bread, rice and peas, fruits and vegetables. Most food is richly flavored with local spices. For breakfast, you are happy to drink cocoa, made on cocoa and spices. For lunch it is usually with a bake (a fried "hamburger bread" with, for example, salted fish and vegetables), or a roti (a kind of thin bread with meat and vegetable filling). The national dish is oil down, various local vegetables cooked in coconut milk, possibly with a little chicken or pork. Fish and chicken are relatively inexpensive and ordinary, while such things as ham and finer meat are mainly saved for festive occasions such as Christmas celebrations. Grenada brews its own beer (Carib Beer) and produces its own rum (Jack Iron Rum).

Culture and Traditions of GrenadaSymbols and holidays

Grenada's flag consists of two yellow triangles (top and bottom), two light green triangles (right and left) - all bordered by a red border with six yellow stars; on a red round in the middle of the flag is another yellow star. The stars symbolize Grenada's seven administrative parts and in one of the light green triangles there is the national symbol of nutmeg. The yellow symbolizes the sun, the green vegetation and the red unity.

National Day is celebrated on February 7, the date when the country became independent. Other holidays that are celebrated include Christmas and New Year, Easter, May 1st, Pentecost, Carnival and Thanksgiving / Thanksgiving Day.

Communications

The road network comprises just over a hundred miles of relatively good standards, but the roads are often narrow and curvy. The general transport system is largely transported by minibuses. Grenada has left traffic. The largest port is in Saint George's and can accommodate larger vessels. Smaller ports are also found in Grenville and on the island of Carriacou. The airport, Maurice Bishop International Airport south of the capital, receives international traffic.


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