This holiday commemorates the day when The Bahamas became a fully independent nation on July 10, 1973, separating from the United Kingdom. However, we remain a member of The Commonwealth of Nations.
Bahamas Independence Day Holiday
On the 10th of July at 12:00 AM.
Organization / Contact:
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism
Nassau The Bahamas
The second Monday in October, formerly known as "Discovery Day" or "Columbus Day," has now been dedicated to honoring Bahamian national heroes since 2013.
Join the Great Harbour Cay Marina family in a potluck Thanksgiving dinner.
Come join the Great Harbour Cay and Bullock's Harbour vendors as they celebrate the Christmas holiday season with fun activities that the whole family will enjoy. There will be a Junkanoo rush-out, live music, food, toys, craft, an art shack, plant displays, and more.
The Christmas holiday is celebrated in The Bahamas with many carnivals and festivals. We also have adopted many of the same traditions and customs of other countries. These include gift-giving, feasting and sending Christmas cards.
This holiday was granted to slaves the day after Christmas, when they were given the boxes left over from their master’s gifts. These boxes usually were sent from England and were well-crafted from fine wood. Hence the holiday is known as Boxing Day.