This religious holiday marks the end of the Lenten season and is the first day of a long holiday weekend which includes the following Monday after Easter Sunday. On this holy day most Bahamians attend church services and serve fish as their main meal of the day.
Organization / Contact:
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism
Nassau The Bahamas
This holiday, on the first Monday in August, celebrates the emancipation of slaves in the British colonies in 1834. It is celebrated with a Junkanoo Rush-out, a day of beaching, sailing, and regattas in most islands.
The second Monday in October, formerly known as "Discovery Day" or "Columbus Day," has now been dedicated to honoring Bahamian national heroes since 2013.
You can enjoy a variety of prizes and surprises, while having a Halloween fun time.
This event is sponsored by the Cancer Society Of Eleuthera. In addition to lighting of the Christmas Tree, there will be dancing, live music, and poetry readings.