This holiday marks the end of the Easter cycle and the beginning of public witness of the Christian church. It is the Monday after Whit Sunday, The Feast of Pentecost, which comes 50 days after Easter.
Whit Monday Holiday
Organization / Contact:
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism
Nassau The Bahamas
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.
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.