The Junkanoo Festival - Bahamas

The Bahamas’ very own carnival

Be swept away by the colours, sounds and sights of the Junkanoo Festival. Kicking off at Easter and lasting until early May, Junkanoo showcases Bahamian heritage at its very best with vibrant costumes, traditional music and lively dance that brings together all walks of life. It’s thought that the festival is more than 500 years old and was initially celebrated after the abolishment of slavery, with the festivities continuing for centuries to come. Grab a spot and watch the parade move through the streets of Grand Bahama, the Exumas, Nassau and the Abacos Islands, thought to be the best places to join the party. 

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  • Ages:  All ages