Junkanoo

Junkanoo

You must squeeze and weave through the crowd as it packs up downtown Nassau for a front-row seat to Junkanoo. The main streets are closed to car traffic and lined with bleachers, so that spectators can watch as Junkanoo groups dance through town in colorful bejeweled costumes to the pulsating tum tum of the goatskin drum. The marvelous parade happens only two days a year in its full assembly: after midnight on Boxing Day, and on New Year’s morning. Smaller versions of the event take place throughout the year at cultural festivals, hotel events and private functions. 

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