Enjoy yourself during the holidays along with a grand festival in the Caribbean.

Junkanoo Costume

 

If you’re considering spending the Christmas holidays in the Bahamas, then you’re in for some good Caribbean fun as this part of the globe celebrates Junkanoo on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day with lively street parade and traditional music.

If you particularly want to take witness of the biggest Junkanoo parade, then you’ll have to choose the capital city of Nassau as your main holiday destination. Even NY Times Travel writer BAZ DREISINGER agrees that Junkanoo is one of the must-sees in the many festivals in the Caribbean (“A Party to Remember, an Island at a Time”). Here’s an excerpt of his travel article:

 

Why should you do Christmas and New Year’s — again — when you can do Carnival? In fact, you can do all three in the Bahamas. The celebration, known as Junkanoo, is staged on various Bahamian islands (Nassau hosts the biggest) and kicks off before dawn on Dec. 26, then resurfaces in the wee hours of New Year’s Day. What began as a slave holiday during Christmas time is now an all-out extravaganza. The sights are dazzling: floats, masks and feathers more vibrant than the Caribbean Sea, itself a brilliant backdrop. Sounds, though, steal the show. Traditional instruments like conch-shell horns; “goombay” drums made of goatskin and oil barrels; cow bells; scrapers made from washboards and spoons serve up Bahamian “rake and scrape” music, which sounds like the Caribbean version of, well, a hoedown.

 

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