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Seven facts about Junkanoo


Everything you need to know about the Junkanoo parades that take place across the Bahamas every December, from Nassau to Bimini and the Exumas

Katie Ramsingh
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Katie Ramsingh,

The Junkanoo festival in the Bahamas takes place every Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. Recently a summer version of the parade has also been developed but traditionally the event is reserved for December and January, so if you’re heading to the Bahamas you’re in for a treat. You’ll enjoy dancing, singing, amazing costumes and friendly crowds. However, to avoid getting overwhelmed by the experience read these seven facts about the festival and arrive clued up about the cultural highlight of the Bahamian calendar.

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