National Jamaican Patty Day

August 5

When is National Jamaican Patty Day?

National Jamaican Patty Day happens on Monday August 5, 2024.

How to celebrate National Jamaican Patty Day

On August 5th, we celebrate National Jamaican Patty Day! This delicious holiday gives us the perfect excuse to enjoy one of Jamaica’s most beloved foods. But what exactly is a Jamaican patty? And where did it come from? Read on to find out everything you need to know about this tasty treat.

A Brief History of Jamaican Patties

Jamaican patties have been around for centuries, but they didn’t always look or taste the way they do today. The first patties were actually brought to the island by indentured servants from East India in the 1800s. These early versions were made with simple ingredients like potatoes, onions, and spices wrapped in a flour-based pastry. Over time, the recipes for Jamaican patties began to evolve as local ingredients and flavors were added to the mix. By the mid-1900s, the Jamaican patty had become a staple food on the island and was being sold in bakeries and street stalls all over Jamaica.

Types of Jamaican Patties

Nowadays, there are all sorts of different types of Jamaican patties available. The most common variety is the beef patty, which is made with ground beef, spices, and a flaky pastry crust. Other popular types of patties include chicken, fish, vegetarian, and even cheese patties. No matter what your flavor preference is, there’s sure to be a Jamaican patty that’s perfect for you!

Where to Find the Best Jamaican Patties

If you’re lucky enough to live in an area with a large Jamaican population, then you probably won’t have any trouble finding some delicious patties to enjoy on National Jamaican Patty Day. However, if you don’t have access to a local patty shop, don’t worry—there are plenty of online retailers that will be happy to ship some patties right to your door! Just make sure to order early so that you’ll be able to enjoy your patties on August 5th.

National Jamaican Patty Day is the perfect excuse to enjoy one of Jamaica’s most beloved foods. This delicious holiday gives us all a chance to learn about and enjoy this tasty treat! So get out there and celebrate National Jamaican Patty Day in style!

When does National Jamaican Patty Day happen next year?

National Jamaican Patty Day will happen on the following upcoming dates:

  • Tuesday August 5, 2025
  • Wednesday August 5, 2026
  • Thursday August 5, 2027
  • Saturday August 5, 2028
  • Sunday August 5, 2029


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