12 Interesting Facts About Jamaica

12 Interesting Facts About Jamaica

Jamaica is a premiere destination in the Caribbean. Each year, tourist flock to this small island nation to enjoy tropical weather and warm sandy beaches. Known for its laid back atmosphere, tourists enjoy a variety of relaxing activities and fun filled evenings.

1. Small Snake Population

There are very few snakes on the island of Jamaica. The mongoose was imported to Jamaica to rid the cane fields of rats in 1872. As an added benefit, the mongoose has killed off almost the entire population of snakes. So running across a snake is a rare occurrence in Jamaica.

Snakes

2. Voodoo 

African slaves imported to Jamaica brought their own form of religion, Obeahism. Obeahism is a form of voodoo that is still practiced on the island. However, it is kept quiet, since the practice of Obeahism is punishable by death. People who practice this form of voodoo believe that the Obeah man can use evil spirits to bring good or bad luck to others.

Voo Doo
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