Bahamian Junkanoo is a truly unique experience; part carnival, part masquerade ball. Goombay drums offer up a pulsating beat as dancers parade down the street in larger-than-life costumes. Junkanoo is enjoyed at full scale during the Christmas season, on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. However, public practice sessions starting around October provide a behind-the-scenes glimpse. Year-round, there are miniature “rush-outs” at summer events on several of the islands.