Junkanoo

Junkanoo is a street parade with music, dance and costumes in many towns across The Bahamas every Boxing Day (26 December), New Year’s Day. The largest Junkanoo parade happens in New Providence, the capital. There are also Junkanoo parades in Miami in June and Key West in October, where the local black American populations have their roots in The Bahamas. In addition to being a culture dance for the Garifuna people, this type of dancing is also performed in The Bahamas on Independence day and other historical holidays. Dances are choreographed to the beat of goatskin drums and cowbells.