National Jamaican Patty Day
A Jamaican patty is a pastry that’s filled with a number of different fillings and spices and then baked in a shell that has a half-moon shape. It’s a food that’s eaten in Jamaica primarily but is also enjoyed in other countries such as Costa Rica and Nicaragua. It’s also a dish that’s gaining in popularity in North America.
It’s become so popular, it has even spawned its own holiday. Celebrated on the first Saturday in August, National Jamaican Patty Day is a holiday that encourages everyone to try this hot treat. This can be done by visiting a restaurant that specializes in Caribbean food or by creating your own Jamaican patties.
Interesting Facts About Jamaica
Since this holiday celebrates a dish that originated in Jamaica, we thought that we’d take a few moments and talk about the country. Below are some interesting facts we’ve learned about Jamaica that we would like to now share with everyone celebrating this holiday.
- Usain Bolt is from Jamaica.
- Jamaican Patois is also known as Jamaica Creole and it’s not a written language.
- One of the world’s most sought-after coffee 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. It’s made with ackee fruit and salted codfish.
The History Of National Jamaican Patty Day
This holiday was created in 2015 by the Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery. They chose August as the date for this holiday to be celebrated because that is when the Golden Krust first opened its doors in 1989.
Observing National Jamaican Patty Day
Go out there 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 account to spread the word about this holiday.