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The Grand Bahama Junkaroo Summer Festival begins this July 7th and runs until July 28th. It’s a fantastic time for visitors wishing to experience the island’s culture to arrive. Over four weeks, a spectacle of multi-coloured parades, feel-good indigenous music and culture fill the streets. It’s an important time in the Bahamian calendar, when thousands of islanders dress up in specially made costumes and masks to celebrate the centuries-old festival.
Activities will centre on Taino Beach Park, a popular hub for the island festivals.
Junkaroo recognises the history of the slave trade in the Bahamas and is thought to have first began somewhere between the 16th and 17th centuries. It was around that time that slaves were granted 3 days off: December 25th and 26th, and January 1st. In a celebration of freedom from the shackles of hard labour, the island’s slaves poured onto the streets to blow off steam.
Rhythmic beats from goatskin drums fill the atmosphere in commemoration of the slaves who once stretched goatskin across specially crafted drums. Historically, the slaves made musical instruments like drums from cast-off items like food containers. Today’s musicians, in honour of their ancestors, use similar methods.
Due to popularity, the festival has since grown to include summer vacation months. During this time, hoards of celebrants take to the streets in wild oceans of colour that have been compared to Brazil’s Mardi Gras.
The event is Co-ordinated by the Ministry of Tourism and Aviation, and is widely attended by the local population and enthralled tourists.
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For some people, a run-of-the-mill vacation just doesn’t appeal. Innate curiosity, is a genetically encoded trait that is the enemy of boredom. For such a personality type, the Bahamas has much to offer.
A yoga retreat under palm trees, anyone? With a seafront vista? The Bahamas, without a doubt, is a seductress of the soul. The islands are peppered with other unique treasures, such as Lucayan National Park, home of the world’s largest underwater cave system. The Arawak Indians lived in the stalactite-decorated caves long before Christopher Columbus discovered the islands of the Bahamas. The nearby mangrove system of Gold Rock Beach is a picture perfect location for kayakers.
If that doesn’t float your boat, there’s more. Pony lovers can spend days riding friendly, well-trained ponies along Grand Bahama beaches and remote coastal trails. The treks are intended to give tourists a special vantage point from which to take in the breathtaking scenery that Grand Bahama is famed for.
The Rand Nature Centre, just outside Freeport, sits on 100 acres of land, making it double the size of Lucayan National Park. From here, birdwatchers can spy pelicans, hummingbirds, spoonbills, flamingos and other species of bird.
Undersea adventurers can use the services of qualified scuba divers to check out stunning coral reefs or to make contact with dolphins.
Suffolk Court’s Bahamas property and Bahamas vacation rentals are situated conveniently close to Freeport airport. We are also within easy reach of all of Grand Bahama’s tourist attractions. Find out more about our Condo Rentals.
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