Junkanoo Festival, Bahamas
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Junkanoo Festival



When: 26th December 2014 - 1st January 2015
Where: Nassau, The Bahamas

Junkanoo is when Nassau turns into a one big party. On Boxing Day, 26 Dec and New Year's Day 1 Jan,everyone throngs the streets and lose themselves in gay abandonment. Music rents the air, street parades and elaborate floats glide down the streets and people sway to the music and rhythmic beats of the drums. It's a very colourful sight and though Rio has it Carnaval and New Orleans it's Mardi Gras, Junkanoo is a typically Bahamian event. Outlandish costumes and decorative floats are planned months in advance and the event is very much a part of the cultural heritage of the Bahamas.

In fact in Nassau, there is even a museum dedicated to the Junkanoo where award winning costumes are on display for posterity. The Junkanoo truly imbibes the spirit of the Bahamian people. So come and be a part of it.

At Junkanoo, 'The rhythm is gonna get you...' That's guaranteed!

For more information on How to Get to the Bahamas | Holidays in Bahamas




 
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