Junkanoo Tickets Available for 2013-2014 Parades
It’s that time of year again… and the excitement level is rising.
We’re talking about Junkanoo in The Bahamas.
Junkanoo is an expression of Bahamian art and culture. Large groups parade along Bay Street in downtown Nassau with elaborate costumes & floats, with participants dancing or playing goatskin drums, horns, bells, or whistles, as thousands watch and dance along.
Boxing Day Junkanoo Parade: Nassau & Paradise Island
Thursday, December 26, 2013
New Year’s Day Junkanoo Parade: Nassau & Paradise Island
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Tickets available at online here or at:
The Kendal G.L Isaacs Gymnasium
Nassau, The Bahamas
Phone: (242) 698-6849 or (242) 698-5849
More About Junkanoo
Junkanoo is a magnificent celebration of Bahamian art & culture. It is celebrated in two spectacular parades on Boxing Day, December 26, and New Year’s day, January 1 of each year, from 1:00am to about 9:00am on Bay Street in downtown Nassau.
Breath-taking costumes made from cardboard, wire, and finely cut crepe paper, are paraded to the unique sounds of pulsating goatskin drums, cowbells, horns, and whistles. The festival attracts large crowds of Bahamians and visitors, and has become a spectacle of colour and celebration. For Bahamians, it is the highpoint of the season: eight exhilarating hours in the early morning, when the nation’s main street is transformed into a sea of sight and sound that amazes, astounds, and enthralls all who view it.
Junkanoo parades are also held in most of the Family Islands of the Bahamas, but do not approach the elaborate scale of the parade in Nassau. Junkanoo is a unique cultural phenomenon that is a ‘must’ activity for everyone in the Bahamas at Christmas time.arts, culture, junkanoo