When Caribbean People Celebrate Thanksgiving...

When Caribbean People Celebrate Thanksgiving…

I love holidays with my Caribbean family in America.  We take just about any get together and make it so special. There are a lot of celebrations that we don’t have in the Caribbean that are a big deal here, so you know… when in Rome. We like to take any event and put a little Caribbean flavor in it and make it our own. Thanksgiving is one such holiday.  Some took to Twitter to share how it feels to celebrate Thanksgiving in America… Caribbean style.

When Caribbean People Celebrate Thanksgiving...

The teenagers and young adults feel this one the most. No one wants to walk the “how’s school” or “where yuh workin” gauntlet on Thanksgiving just to get to the pilau before it is all gone.  But they bite the bullet and make it happen. I don’t blame ’em. Fix yuh face, then fix yuh plate.

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When Caribbean People Celebrate Thanksgiving...

They either say that, or “well, looks like yuh tun out jus fine.” That is the time to change the subject. You’ve been warned.

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When Caribbean People Celebrate Thanksgiving...

Should the black cake be different? I don’t see how this could be any other way…

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When Caribbean People Celebrate Thanksgiving...

But he’s right… we have so much to be thankful for this year. Health, safety, and answered prayers… can’t stop him.

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When Caribbean People Celebrate Thanksgiving...

Add buss up, roti, jerk turkey, callaloo, pumpkin, curry spinach, curry mango, sorrel… It is basically a Christmas dinner pre-game or rehearsal.

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When Caribbean People Celebrate Thanksgiving...

“You look… well.”

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When Caribbean People Celebrate Thanksgiving...

I have been known to wash dishes, pack to go plates, put the food away, and go right to sleep on the couch. The party will have to go on without me… and it does.

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When Caribbean People Celebrate Thanksgiving...

Jerk the turkey… problem solved.

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When Caribbean People Celebrate Thanksgiving...

Depends on the time of year… at Christmas, it could go either way…

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When Caribbean People Celebrate Thanksgiving...

…or take it out when the greedy people leave. We love ’em, but we all know who they are.

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When Caribbean People Celebrate Thanksgiving...

This ain’t nothin but the truth…

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When Caribbean People Celebrate Thanksgiving...

Take it out one bottle at a time… this is not the time to show off your collection.

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When Caribbean People Celebrate Thanksgiving...

You won’t win this. Just enjoy yourself and pack a plate for later…

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When Caribbean People Celebrate Thanksgiving...

Oh… I can sleep through that. I’ve been trained.

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When Caribbean People Celebrate Thanksgiving...

Yeah… don’t cook if the people don’t know you and know your hand. Just bring rum – we will love you for doing your research.

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What do you and your family do on Thanksgiving? Share in the comments!

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