The last quarter has taken up the charge and people have already started planning for the festival trip. Isn’t it amazing how soon we are about to enter the New Year? Well, if you are also one of those planning and arranging things to spend your month of December overseas, we would recommend you to have a look for Bahamas! The very first question popping your head would be, what so special in Bahamas? To help you, plan your trip well, we have shortlisted some of the popular festivals in Bahamas around which you can plan your tour, to make it more interesting!
9 Best Festivals In Bahamas
Bahamas being the famous city in the world attracts more than 1 000 000 visitors. There are many places which every tourist should visit, but this place deals in really amazing and happening festivals. Some of these are listed below:
1. Long Island: Regatta
The age-old Bahamian boat-building and sailing traditions are been kept alive. All sailboats as per the rules must be Bahamian-designed, owned and built, and the deemed “traditional Bahamian” construction material should be used. Boats as per the rules must be skippered and crewed by Bahamian nationals only.
Location: Regatta Site in Salt Pond, Long Island
2. Eleuthera: Pineapple Fest
The weekend of Gregory town is loaded with pineapple-themed activities. All these comprise of “Pineapple Man” sprint triathlon, cooking contest, also the pineapple eating contest, and the most famous plaiting of the pineapple pole. Many pineapple-infused foods and drinks are part of this festive season. This outstanding fruit and rich culinary legacy of the island, anyone can be made fan of easily.
Location: Gregory Town, North Eleuthera
3. Cat Island: Rake And Scrape Festival
This festival ‘s main theme is the nation’s historic and unique musical genre known as rake n’ scrape. Various practices like the bending, hitting, and scraping of the saw’s teeth with an old knife blade is been practised. And so it is rightly called the African heritage musical festival. Performing bands often include a saxophone, concertina, guitar to the mix.This practice is common these days.
Location: Arthur’s Town, Cat Island
4. Andros: Crab Fest
“The Land of Crabs”, is the name bestowed upon this place, which hosts a food festival honouring its historical industry related to crab, featuring the sea animal crab. Every year the second weekend in the month of June, activities like cultural demonstrations and rake n’ scrape galore are been organized. Highlights are speciality dishes like crab n’ rice, crab soup, and crab n’ dough.
Location: Queen’s Park in Fresh Creek, Central Andros
5. Fishermen’s Fest or The Spanish Wells
This festival is celebrated to adieu farewell to the local fishermen. The weekend is packed with fun activities for the kids and adult. A variety of seafood is served which contains varieties like lobster thermidor / conch and rice, drinks, and desserts.
Location: Eleuthera, in Spanish Well’s Public Park
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6. Art & Conch Street Festival of Nassau
Inaugural Art and Conch Street Festival combine both artistic and culinary components in the heart of downtown Nassau. From over 25 Bahamian visual artists which include Jeff Cooper, Anthony Morley, the artwork of Paulette Mortimer, Trevor Tucker, Attila Fest, and Beatrice Gardiner, is been showcased and sold here.
Location: Trinity Place and Market Street in downtown Nassau, New Providence
7. Hot Cross Buns, Good Friday
A festive food: Hot cross buns deserve all the fame that they receive in The Bahamas. In fact, this gets all of us excited, while we are just writing about them! The rich and golden dough, offer more of the flavour & the pizzaz than any routine day! This tradition has been passed by the British colonists. Tour for more details on British influences on Bahamian history is definitely a sure thing to go for!
Location: Throughput Bahamas during the passion week
RumBahamas is the event where the people and localites come to quench their thirst for premium and exotic rums. This is also a place to get satisfied by the creative foods and the time also to enjoy the creative carribeans!
Location: Nassau’s Harbour
9. Live Entertainment, Music, & Dance
Being a Nassau native or a visitor, you should never miss the fun of visiting our islands as a guest! There you can expect the cultural explosion at its best. And it is the Festival RumBahamas. You won’t be able to stop yourself from whining, shaking, and shimmying on just one beat of Goombay drum!
Location: Nassau’s Harbour
Bahamas and its festivals are totally out of the box. It is such a beautiful and pretty place to be in. It is recommended to never visit any of these festivals alone. If you are still single and waiting to mingle, no worries, it’s time to crack the code with your some near and dear friends. So, plan a trip to Bahamas to relax and enjoy one of the most beautiful and happening place on the earth!
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