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BITS OF CULTURE - Barbados
 
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Main Religion & Death Concepts/Rituals
Health Care Values
Diet
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Official language:
English

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Cultural Values
  • Children are expected to be obedient, polite and respectful towards their elders and to learn discipline and compromise at home and in school. Bajans feel that children's behavior in public reflects on the reputation of their parents.

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Main Religion & Death Concepts/Rituals
 
Health Care Values

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Diet
  • The national dish of Barbados is flying fish and cou cou. Cou cou is a mashed potato-like dish made from corn meal and okra. It is covered with an au jus made from the flying fish preparation.
  • Pudding and souse is also distinctly Barbadian .

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Interesting Facts
  • On a per capita basis, Bajans boast more world-class cricket players than any other nation.
  • Barbados – the general consensus is that this was derived from the fascination of the Iberians with the pendulous, aerial roots of the Bearded Fig Tree (A Ficus) which are reminiscent of a long, thick beard. "Barba" means beard and "barbados" translates to the "bearded ones"...hence the Island of "Barbados."
  • Barbados Synagogue, the second oldest synagogue in the western hemisphere, is in Bridgetown.
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