Title: Junkanoo : explore... discover... celebrate the spirit of the Bahamas
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/CA00100665/00001
 Material Information
Title: Junkanoo : explore... discover... celebrate the spirit of the Bahamas
Physical Description: Leaflet 3 p.
Language: English
Creator: Educulture
Publisher: Educulture, Ivern House, Nassau, Bahamas
Publication Date: 2008
Subject: Caribbean
Traditional Culture
Folk Culture
Nash Ferguson, Arlene
Abstract: Leaflet briefly describes the origin of Junkanoo, the national cultural festival of the Bahamas; showcased by the Educulture Junkanoo Museum at CARIFESTA X 2008.
Funding: Digitized with funding from the Digital Library of the Caribbean grant awarded by TICFIA.
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Bibliographic ID: CA00100665
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat
Holding Location: Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution.
Resource Identifier: CARIFESTA X 2008

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Exyplore... Discover... Celebrate
The Syirit of

The Bahamas

A ducur

The Junkanoo Festival

Junkanoo, the national cultural
festival of the Bahamas, has its roots
in Africa, and began in The Bahamas
centuries ago, when under British
law, slaves were granted a three-day
holiday at Christmastime.

Under cover of night in secret places,
ancient African rituals and ceremo-
nies were adapted to the new envi-
ronment in a creative and celebratory
affirmation of self and in defiance of
the harsh realities of the time.

Today the proud spirit lives on in the
Junkanoo Festival, which is held an-
nually on December 26 and January
from 12 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in Nas-
sau, the nation's capital. Smaller pa-
rades are held throughout the Baha-
mian archipelago during the Christ-
mas season.

Thousands of revellers dance on the
main street of Nassau in magnificent
colourful costumes made of card-
board and crepe paper, to the thun-
dering beat of the traditional goat-
skin drums and cowbells.
Junkanoo-catch the spirit!

Thank you for visiting

The Educulture
At Carifesta

$ducutiur -

Ivern House
#31 West St. at Delancey St.
P. O. Box N-85,
Nassau, Bahamas

Tel: [242] 328-DRUM [3786]
[242] 324-5484
Fax: [242] 364-3801

Arlene Nash Ferguson

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