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The Joy of Junkanoo

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Junkanoo's standing as one of the Caribbean's most celebrated and spirited carnivals is undisputed.

From colourful costumes to exuberant dance routines, participants spend months preparing for the pageantry of this street parade accompanied by the steady beat of whistles, cowbells, horns, and goatskin drums that starts in the wee hours after midnight. Catch this celebration of Bahamian culture and history on Boxing Day—aka the day after Christmas—as well as on New Year's Day and many Saturdays throughout the summer. The largest Junkanoo celebration takes place on Bay Street, in downtown Nassau, but Bahamians across the 16 islands celebrate this joyful tradition.

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Junkanoo, A Celebration

Feel the tempo of a joyous Bahamian celebration. Months of preparation–the making of costumes, the late-night practices–culminate in a night of music, dance, and a little healthy competition.

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Big O's Swimming Pigs Bar and Restaurant Junkanoo in June

December 31, 1969
7:00 pm - 7:00 pm |

Celebrate Junkanoo in June at Big O's Swimming Pigs Bar and Restaurant on No Name Cay, Abaco!

Celebrate Junkanoo in June at Big O's Swimming Pigs Bar and Restaurant on No Name Cay, Abaco! Experience the lively Bahamian culture with vibrant music, dazzling costumes, and an energetic parade. Indulge in delicious local dishes, cool drinks, and the one-of-a-kind experience of swimming with our famous pigs. This family-friendly event promises fun, tradition, and the warm hospitality of the islands. Don't miss out on this unforgettable celebration right in the heart of the Bahamas!

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