Junkanoo Summer Festival in Nassau 2019 | Bahamas, Dates , Venues & Tickets

Junkanoo Summer Festival in Nassau 2019

Where:   North Andros, Nassau, Bahamas
When:    Annually on July Saturdays (2019 TBA)
Details are subject to change by the organizers, for final event location & dates, check "Event related information" section below.
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Junkanoo Summer Festival in Nassau is a street parade originating from the ethnic population "Akan" in Ghana and Ivory Coast in Africa. This is a spectacular parade with music, dancing and colorful costumes as customarily in many places in the Bahamas.
 
Once a year at the beginning of the summer, the capital of the Nassau Islands holds the Junkanoo Summer Festival. The festival, which usually takes place on Saturdays in July, attracts thousands of locals and tourists who come to view and celebrate the unique traditions and culture of the Bahamas.
 
Like every year, hotel rooms are in high demand with surging prices during festival days. Therefore, it is highly recommended to book lodging accommodations ahead of time to enjoy preferable, better rates.
 
It is a colorful, exciting summer event of color, rhythm, music and movement, an event that leaves Nassau guests full of unforgettable experiences.
 
The Junkanoo's program, venue, schedule of events etc. is present in the festival's link website. See details below, under "Event Related Information" section.

Attractive prices suited for all budgets. Many hotels suggest FREE CANCELLATION option or 
NO PREPAYMENT NEEDED – PAY AT THE PROPERTY. Get Immediate confirmation by email.
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IMPORTANT:
Please note that the details of the event are subject to change. We strongly recommended that you check with the organizers before making any travel arrangements.
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Event related information
Contact: 
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism
Phone: 242-302-2000
Toll Free: 1-800-Bahamas
Fax: 242-302-2098

Nassau travel information
Dialing code: 242
Longitude: -77.35°
Latitude: 25.08333°
Bahamas information address: The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism P.O. Box N-3701 Nassau, Bahamas Tel: 242-302-2000 Fax: 242-302-2098
Tourist website: www.bahamas.com/bahamas/

Bahamas country details
Location: Caribbean, chain of islands in the North Atlantic Ocean, southeast of Florida, northeast of Cuba .
Capital: Nassau
Currency: Bahamian dollar (BSD)
Voltage and Frequency: 120 60 120 60 120v 60Hz
Dialing country code: +1-242
Language: English (official), Creole (among Haitian immigrants)

Bahamas background and overview:
Lucayan Indians inhabited the islands when Christopher Columbus first set foot in the New World on San Salvador in 1492. British settlement of the islands began in 1647; the islands became a colony in 1783. Since attaining independence from the UK in 1973, The Bahamas have prospered through tourism and international banking and investment management. Because of its geography, the country is a major transshipment point for illegal drugs, particularly shipments to the US, and its territory is used for smuggling illegal migrants into the US.

[Courtesy of The World Factbook]
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