Anglican, Evangelical, or Catholic, the population of Saint Barthélemy is very attached to its religions or its small prayer groups. The Catholic religion is transmitted from generation to generation, and is the largest on the island, with two churches:
As well as two elementary schools:
The island also has an Anglican Church and an Evangelical Temple. This allows each religious community to pray together according to one’s personal faith. There are certain ceremonies or family events that unite the churches in an ecumenical service.
As is true around the world, the natives of Saint Barth also have their legends and their beliefs. Although not as strong as with poeple on other Caribbean islands, some old time legends persist, most frequently little family rituals.
And even if not always believed, they tend to be passed on from generation to generation.
A few examples:
And so on…
Generally speaking, netherworld creatures such as jumbies, zombies, phantoms, and other myths of the West Indies do not have much influence in Saint Barth.
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