Junkanoo .. everything you need to know in under 30 seconds !

What is Junkanoo ?
Junkanoo is a street parade with music, dance, and costumes of Akan origin in many towns across the Bahamas every Boxing Day and New Year’s Day, the same as “Kakamotobi” or the Fancy Dress Festival. Wikipedia

Origins ?
The true origin of Junkanoo is unknown.  However, its roots can be traced back to West Africa.  The most popular legend states that the name originated from John Canoe, an African tribal chief who demanded the right to celebrate with his people even after being brought to the West Indies in slavery,  During pre -and post -slavery days, Christmas was the greatest time for celebration in the Bahamas, and Junkanoo was the highlight.


  • Show Comments (0)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *


You May Also Like

12 Cool Facts About Aruba !

1. The flag of Aruba, as well as its official anthem, “Aruba Dushi Tera,” ...

10 Interesting Things To Know About Cuba!

Fidel Castro erected a statue of John Lennon from The Beatles in 2000. Castro ...

13 Interesting Facts About The Bahamas!

Welcome to the Bahamas! This popular black tourist destination sits and the bottom of ...