This weekend long inter-island Junkanoo and singing band competition will focus on our native music (calypso and rake & scrape).
The third leg of the BBC series will be held in beautiful Treasure Cay. Participants will have an opportunity to relax at one of the world’s top ten beaches, or play a few rounds of golf the 18-hole championship course in preparation to claim the best reputation and cash prizes.
This is the second leg of The Abaco Diamond Series, and the lineup reads like a regular who's who of today's billfish tournament circuit. Production boats challenge the custom boats in this all-release format to settle the age-old debate. Think you've got what it takes?
This inaugural tournament offers up white marlin for the first leg of our Abaco Diamond Series. It is your perfect transition from sailfish to blue marlin season. Master the Roundup, and fight for the championship!
Come and experience the chance to be a part of an amazing cause, to save and support the island of Abaco’s six National Parks. The event is being held at the beautiful Abaco Beach Resort Marque, where many unique and fine Bahamian creations are on display. Highlights of this year’s event will be a host of Bahamian artists and artisans, a silent auction, a Bahamian Heritage Lecture Series, and live entertainment.
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.
Majority Rule Day became a public holiday in 2014. It commemorates The Bahamas gaining majority rule for the first time on January 10, 1967, symbolizing the promise of equality, a level playing field, and fair play for all Bahamians.
Along with the emancipation from slavery in 1836, and gaining Independence from Great Britain in 1973, the achievement of Majority Rule is considered one of the most important events in the history of the country.
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.
This holiday marks the beginning of the beach picnicking season for Bahamians. There are also many cookouts in public parks on the Nassau waterfront; homecomings and regattas are held in some Out Islands.
Sir Randol Fawkes established Labour Day in 1961, and it is now named in his honor. On this holiday, members of the labor unions from different organizations, as well as political parties, march in a large parade through the streets of downtown Nassau, usually in colorful uniforms, beginning around 10:00 a.m. Local bands and a few Junkanooers lead the parades, providing lively music for the marchers and spectators. The parade ends at the Southern Recreation Grounds, where union leaders and local politicians deliver speeches.