SPANISH WELLS | BAHAMAS

The holiday celebrations of the Bahamas, called Junkanoo, take place on December 26th and January 1st. Between 2 am and dawn. Junkanoo is thought to have evolved from the joyous celebrations of Caribbean slaves when they were given several days off around Christmas to spend time with their families. Today these celebrations are similar to New Orleans Mardi Gras and Brazil's Carnival and have become and important expression of Bahamian culture.

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