New Year's Day Junkanoo Parade: Nassau & Paradise Island
On the 1st of January at 2:00 AM.
Junkanoo, the National Festival of The Bahamas, is an expression of Bahamian art and culture. Large groups parade with elaborate costumes, dancing or playing goatskin drums, horns, bells, or whistles, as thousands watch and dance along.
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(242) 325-5267, (242) 328-5267
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This community-based Junkanoo parade blends the traditional music and dance of Junkanoo with local variants, making for unique entertainment. Hundreds of residents and visitors alike gather for this annual reunion.
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.
Descendants of Tarpum Bay and visitors gather for fun activities that will include a Gospel Concert, Hat Show, Junkanoo rush-out and Competition, cultural/talent shows, native food and drinks. Proceeds will go towards community projects.