14 April 2006

Good Friday

House still under rennovations but I hope to have it all finished by Easter. You know Easter signals the true briginning of Spring and we step out in our Easter best, bonnets, dresses, shoes, suits the works. It's the annual unofficial Easter Fashion shows at the various churches so I working on that deadline. Nevertheless, I just wanted to peek in and wish folks a Happy Good Friday.

Speaking of which. Any Good Friday traditions in yur part of the world? In Barbados we have a few as seen here in The Nation Some traditions remain diehard while others fade with the time.

I vividly remember the no going to the Beach on Good Friday. Boy that was a definite for the villagers, don't dare be caught near the beach. Also the breaking a fresh egg out in the sun at pricesly midday. whatever shape the eggs form is your destiny for the coming year. Eg. a ship or anything resembling a boat means you going away.

Of course there is the traditional, no red meat eating on Good Friday. Right now I got my fish all seasoned and marinating reading for a nice baking stuffed with some shrimp later today.

Then they wouldn't be Easter without kite flying on Easter Monday. and all throughout the season. But making those kites and having them sky high was the thing to do. Now, kites are commercial made, but in time gone by they were magnigicantly hand made by the neighborhood boys, and the competition was who could make the largest or prettiest kite. Not to mention the fellas who would let their kites fly at night. Ahhh the Good ole days of growing up in the Caribbean.

Happy Good Friday & Easter fellow bloggers!!!!

12 comments:

peppylady said...

Have a wonderful Easter

Ravenbajan said...

My Dad won a few of those kite making competitions in his day! It's almost like a lost art form now. I had almost forgotten all about it...thanks for the reminder! Time to pull out the kite and take my daughter out this weekend. Have a good Easter!

Anonymous said...

Enjoy your holiday,They have organised kite flying competition now.It is prolly good cos the tradition seems to be dying.

Abeni said...

anonymous was me

Stunner said...

All the best with the renovations. Enjoy the weekend!

Mad Bull said...

I only saw one kite here yesterday. We ate fish though and I am sure many others did as well... plenty people were at the beach though. Some have even camped out there for the weekend.

Dr. D. said...

Yes Camp....when we used to go to country for Easter years back whan I was a yute, the beach or pool at the villa we stayed at was out of the question on Good Friday...doh even bodda ask!

Had a helper who was very much into the egg thing. And yes, it is fish on Good Friday...bun and cheese fe breakfast. Kites not as popular here as they used to be.

Happy Easter.

Brotha Buck said...

We didn't really grow up with Easter traditions. We usually went to church that Sunday, though that was confusing, too because we were raised as SD Aventist.

Jdid said...

i wud have gotta starve on good friday if my household used ta do that fish tradition when i was growing up

BajanQueen said...

Happy Easter to you as well. I auctually did the fish thing on Friday.

I must say it was a change cause I usually don't do it. I had Cou Cou and Flying Fish! Yummmmmy!

~Smooches~

Ri said...

Hope you had a good Easter..

brooklyn babe said...

(Pure Bajan) Wait you finga brek.
Hope all is well.