Boxing Day traditions-do you have any?
Junkanoo in the Bahamas
You may not find too many people shopping in the Bahamas. Instead, you may see them participating in one of the more lively Boxing Day traditions in the form of a festival — called Junkanoo — dating back to the 16th or 17th century. On December 26th, Bahamans celebrate with a large and colorful street parade, during which people wear magnificent costumes, masks, and headdresses, and dance, sing, and play music as they proceed through the streets. There’s even a Junkanoo museum in downtown Nassau (the capital of the Bahamas) where visitors can see costumes from past festivals.