Much of the culture of Jamtara is influenced from that of West Bengal which is quite near to this part of Jharkhand. Most of the people residing in Jamtara are Hindus with Hindi being the common understandable language of the region apart from this Bengali and Santhali are also Spoken . The very common festivals like Ganesh Chaturthi, Maa Basanti Pooja, and Navaratri are celebrated grandly in Jamtara. During Navaratri, people worship Goddess Durga at local temples and offer prayers to the mother, as well as play dandiya in round circles. People of Jamtara, usually consume the rice and roti with daal. Some interesting dishes like Dhuska, Dudhaur, Jhalmudhi, kera-dudhauri are other favorite dish prepared by locals.