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Great Harbour Cay 10th Annual Wahoo Invitational Fishing Tournament

This no-rules tournament is organized by the Great Harbour Cay Development Group (Great Harbour Cay Marina) and attracts up to 40 boats from Florida and Georgia, with a number of talented fishermen who are just out to have a little fun. It will also include art, souvenirs, food, music, and dancing.

Times indicated are for lines in the water and weigh-ins on Friday and Saturday. The tournament will begin with a Captains' meeting on Thursday evening and there will be cocktail/dinner events on the other days.

Majority Rule Day

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.

Good Friday

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.

Randal Fawkes Labour Day

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.

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