Boxing Day Holiday

Date:
On the 26th of December at 12:00 AM.

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.

Junkanoo parades take place on some islands to commemorate the day.

Organization / Contact:
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism
Phone:
(242) 302-2000

Address

George Street
Nassau The Bahamas
Island:
all islands
Event Categories:

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