Bringing in the new year with a bang is a tradition known to the island of Abaco. Every New Year’s Day a Junkanoo parade displaying breathtaking sights and vibrant sounds fills the historic streets of New Plymouth, Green Turtle Cay, in celebration of a new year. The event runs throughout the evening, with regular transfers by the Green Turtle Ferry from Treasure Cay on the mainland.
New Year’s Day Junkanoo Parade: The Abacos
On the 1st of January at 12:00 PM.
Organization / Contact:
Abaco Tourist Office
New Plymouth Village
Green Turtle Cay The Abacos
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.