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.

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