If it’s one thing I’ve learned it’s that Grenadians are unique. Yes! I’m proud of my country and who isn’t? Naturally there will be some things that annoy you but in the end you feel quite contented and proud when your country wins it’s first gold medal in the Olympics.
Extraordinary and talented Grenadians can travel anywhere in the world and stand out.
Here are a few things that every Grenadian can identify with….
Talented and skilled we can do anything we put our minds to, from the most unique crafts to the most high paying jobs Grenadians have reached far and beyond giving our country recognition on the map. And did I forget to mention this one important skill where they can change their creole dialect to mimic that of any Caribbean and foreign country. You would swear that a born Grenadian who visited Jamaica for a week was a born Jamaican.
Friendliness (Down to earth)
I am telling you Grenadians are friendly. A simple greeting can turn into a counselling session and by the time they are finished talking you would have gotten to know personal problems and family matters. Grenadians get along with everyone, if for some reason you can’t find your way in Grenada and you meet a stranger on the street don’t be afraid to ask for directions. However This obsessive friendliness is most times mistaken for being ‘fass’ and there’s no false in that.
Love people business
It is a trait of some Grenadians. From your great Grandfather to your mother’s, mother A Grenadian can tell you who fathered you and the day of conception. They are even blessed in diagnosing your future I’d say because Grenada is a small country people tend to know each others personal affairs. And so it’s very easy for a neighbor to pin point the daily routines of another neighbor. (Ssssssp Everyone knows everyone it’s kinda like a big family tree.)
When it comes to support Grenadians are first in line. Everyone knows that once it’s something positive Grenadians will support and so whether it’s for family or the renaming of the National stadium or to honor one of the country’s own nationals, expect to see masses of Grenadians rallying around in support.
Love to Cook
Truly Grenadians could put down a pot ‘anywhey’. This is one occasion where you will see Grenadians of different backgrounds and status coming together. Everyone makes it their duty to supply something to the pot. All holidays, Celebrations especially on weekends you will find a group of people preparing a fire side to cook the national dish a ‘Manish Waters’ or a ‘Tania log’ not to mention ‘Brown down’. And trust me they can cook!
Love to Party
Well everyone knows that wherever the drum beats there must be a Grenadian. If there are three shows tonight bet your last dollar that a Grenadian will be ‘passing’ through all three shows. There is nothing more dear to a Grenadians heart than feeling the rhythm of music anywhere they go and having their alcohol by their side which brings me to the next point..
Rum is ‘dey’ side chick
For some Grenadians there is no party with out alcohol. Rum is their energy booster. First thing in the morning, last thing in the night. I think if Rum could have died they would have buried it 8 feet under already. :-`
Love the Beach
The beach is where all Grenadians take the time to socialize with family and friends, weather it’s Independence, Emancipation, Easter holiday, Wit Monday you will find a bunch of Grenadian on the beach with their cases of beer a pot to cook up Oildown and their music box to start the fete.
Fans of Happy Hour
In case you didn’t know Happy Hour is that time after a funeral where the family and friends of the deceased gather together to eat food and just mix and mingle laugh and find some joy in sadness. Now once you have a combination of rum and food just know that Grenadians will be there not necessarily because they know the dead of the grieving family or the family themselves but because the food is free. Hey some don’t even attend the funeral…and others were just passing by and thought ‘Woiie ah hungry boi!, betta ah get something here… ah wonder wat dey cook dey ..’ And while there’re at it ‘… ah might as well get some for breakfast ..’
Grenada is known for being a christian nation most likely because everyone is church going and belongs to some denomination under the Christian faith. When it comes to religious holidays Grenadians make it a priority to attended church and even if they haven’t seen the church doors in a while,.. Grenadians observe fearfully and show great amounts of respect.
Play Way Lovers
In recent times Grenadians have become leched on the lotto scene (a form of Gambling) and so there isn’t a day that goes by where you won’t hear a fanatic speaking about a vision they received the night before…or about some bird that fly right past them…with all these supposed strange dreams and happenings they are anxious to play the number that represents these visions in hopes that luck will call these numbers after the news at night. It is quit a sight “ah tell yuh yard fowl was playin tonite but yuh doh listen..”
So if you didn’t know, now you do. These are some things that all Grenadians can identify with, but don’t just take it from me come visit and see for yourself..