Twice a year, the Bahamas celebrates Junkanoo - on December 26th (Boxing Day) and January 1. This fabulous display of costumes, cultures and music is beyond belief. Starting at 2am, fifteen groups participate in a fierce competition vying for thousands of dollars in prize money. Celebration lasts until dawn.
Each group constructs elaborate costumes made of crepe paper glued to cardboard, making headdresses, shoulder pieces and skirts. As many as 500 to a thousand people participate in a group, all dressed in the group theme, dancing rhythmically to an accompaniment of cowbells, drums and whistles. They are recalling the joyous celebration of freedom.
Busses run across the island transport...Read More