The People’s Rush & Christmas Junkanoo Parade
Groups come together and invite the public to rush with them to celebrate Junkanoo, the National Festival of The Bahamas. You can also watch the Boxing Day Junkanoo Parade broadcast live from Bay Street, Nassau, via Cable TV on large screens.
Organization / Contact:
Berry Islands Tourism Representative
Venue:Event Location Coordinates:
Christopher Roberts Community Park
Bullock’s Harbour The Berry Islands
Sir Randol Fawkes established Labour Day in 1961, and it is now named in his honor.
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.
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.