Andros

Boxing Day Holiday

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.

Junkanoo parades take place on some islands to commemorate the day.

Christmas Day

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.

Harvest Festival

This family-oriented event draws patrons from both the domestic and international spectrum. The Harvest Fest is a grand celebration of the bountiful natural resources of Andros and its creative people.

Bahamas Independence Celebrations: Andros

These events are held throughout the entire Island in the various districts, and commemorates The Bahamas’ Independence from Great Britain on July 10, 1973. The highlight is the flag-raising ceremony, which constitutes a proud moment for all Bahamians.

The venues are the Administator's Complex in Nicholl's Town, North Andros, Fresh Creek Central Andros, Mangrove Cay, and South Andros.

Coppice Festival

Coppice Festival is a street festival that brings together the people of Nicholl's Town, as they celebrate one of the oldes areas in the settlement.  The street is bloked off from one block to the other, as vendors line the sides.  There is great bahamian food, music, games, and entertainment.  

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