What Is the National Dress of Jamaica?

The national dress of Jamaica is clothing in the national colors of the country's flag, which are black, green and gold. Jamaican people wear attire, such as dresses and bandanas, in these colors when celebrating Jamaica Day. The Ministry of Education in Jamaica encourages people to do this as a means of celebrating their "Jamaicaness."

The colors of the Jamaican flag are each symbolic of an aspect of this "Jamaicaness." The gold symbolizes wealth and sunshine, the black hardship and the green hope and fertility. Together, the symbolism of these colors is summarized by the phrase "Hardships there are, but the Land is green, and the Sun shineth."