Christmas is one of the most festive times of the year in Martinique. Christmas in Martinique is not just one day, it's almost two months of festivities. From the day after All Saints' Day, drums, ti-bois and chachas resound to the sound of Christmas carols.
Local bands such as Ravine Plate, Les Troubadours and Bakwa Nwel are becoming the main players on the music scene. Free or paying "Chanté Nwel" evenings are organized for families, friends and others.
All this is accompanied by meals specifically prepared for the period, such as the traditional boudin de noël (Christmas blood sausage), jambon de noël (Christmas ham), pâtés salés prepared with minced pork, of course, not forgetting ti-punch prepared with rum, lemon and sugar cane syrup.
In the days leading up to Christmas, the Christmas markets are crowded with families coming to stock up on local fruits and vegetables, which are used to prepare the Christmas menu (pigeon peas, local vegetables, black pudding, pork stew).
Don't hesitate to choose the Christmas period to visit Martinique. It's often a time when joy, music and tradition will give you a complete change of scene, and you'll be able to make the most of the local flavors in an atmosphere of festivity and total communion.