According to sociologists, the culture of a people can be defined as their total way of life. Apart from the fact that the whole world sees Jamaica as a tropical paradise. It records over one million tourists on the average every single year. This is more impressive in the face of the fact that Jamaicans themselves number just under three million.
The cultural values of the Jamaicans are some of the richest and most diverse in the world. These cultural habits cut across various spheres of life. These include music, religion, education, sports, history and a lot of other aspects. Even the meals of Jamaica are quite distinct and invitingly exotic.
One aspect of the Jamaican culture that the people are respected for all over the world is that of the music. The music of Jamaica is one that is quite rich and melodious. Several brands of music exist and these include the well-known reggae that has been popularized by the late legend Bob Marley. Other forms of music include ragga (dancehall), ska, calypso and dub music.
Apart from the various musical styles, other aspects of the Jamaican culture include the religious aspects. Jamaica is a nation that is made up of mainly Christians although it is important to know that there are various sects and branches of Christianity. These include Catholicism and Pentecostal. Another unique religion derived from this land is that of Rastafarianism.
Adherents of Rastafarianism are known as Rastafarians. Rastafarians also believe that the late emperor of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie I was the personification of God and his physical manifestation on earth. Rastafarians are also known to derive “inspiration” from the use of marijuana. This is a practice that is not in tandem with what a lot of Jamaicans believe in. This is just a bit of the rich cultural paradise called Jamaica.