We are having a Tea Meeting!
The Jamaican cultural manifestation known as a “Tea Meeting” is a hybrid of a convention and a tea party of the English variety. It emerged, like so many other traditions, as a parody of the ways of the colonisers by the enslaved Africans. The latter would imitate the modes of dress and speech of the former. As it evolved “Tea Meetings” became a huge community affair in rural communities designed to entertain as well as to raise funds for a variety of community affairs.
Read More about the pre-conference social event “Tea Meeting” here