National Jamaican Patty Day
A Jamaican patty is a pastry filled with various fillings and spices, then baked in a shell with a half-moon shape. It is primarily eaten in Jamaica but is also enjoyed in other countries such as Costa Rica and Nicaragua. The dish is gaining popularity in North America.
It has become so popular that it has even spawned its own holiday. Celebrated on the first Saturday in August, National Jamaican Patty Day encourages everyone to try this hot treat. This can be done by visiting a restaurant specializing in Caribbean food or by making your own Jamaican patties.
Interesting Facts About Jamaica
Since this holiday celebrates a dish originating in Jamaica, we thought we would take a few moments to talk about the country. Below are some interesting facts we have learned about Jamaica that we would like to share with everyone celebrating this holiday.
- Usain Bolt is from Jamaica.
- Jamaican Patois, also known as Jamaican Creole, is not a written language.
- One of the world’s most sought-after coffees is grown in the Blue Mountains of Jamaica.
- Red Stripe Beer is a local Jamaican beer.
- Jamaica has a large number of rum bars.
- Ackee and Saltfish is the national dish of Jamaica, made with ackee fruit and salted codfish.
The History Of National Jamaican Patty Day
Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery created this holiday in 2015. They chose August for the celebration because that is when Golden Krust first opened its doors in 1989.
Observing National Jamaican Patty Day
Go out and buy some Jamaican patties or try your hand at making your own. It’s up to you. While you’re enjoying this dish, don’t forget to use the hashtag #NationalJamaicanPattyDay on your social media accounts to spread the word about this holiday.