Christmas carolling tradition lives on
By Dacia Whaul
Christmas has so many traditions. There’s the food: pepperpot, garlic pork, black cake; sorrel, ginger beer, chocolates; the fixings: Christmas tree, decorations, curtains, gifts and of course the family. And lest we forget, there is carolling, which has the effect of reminding us of the reason for the season.
Christmas carolling ushers in the day Christians designate to celebrate the birth of Christ. In Guyana, at one time, nearly every street corner had a blend of high, low, husky, melodious and often annoying friendly voices, evoking the spirit of Christmas. Carollers would pass through neighbourhoods, on horse driven carts, …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.