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Holidays & Observances in Bahamas

The Bahamas is a country made up of hundreds of islands in the Caribbean. Christianity is the most widely practiced religion, in fact, The Bahamas has more churches per capita than any other country in the world. Sometimes Christian belief is mixed with indigenous belief based on old African religions. Most of the Bahaman population descends from freed slaves, and much of the culture reflects the combination of African and Christian ideals. Holidays are an especially important part of the culture. Many of the holidays are celebrated with feasts and parades, public festivities that involve everyone in the country. One of the most important holidays is Junkanoo, which celebrates African culture and coincides with New Year’s Day. It incorporates music, dance, and costumes for a colorful celebration all over the country.

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Country Observances

Holiday Date Country Holiday Common Observance Observance Type Religion/Belief
Christmas Eve Christmas Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Christmas Christmas Public
Christmas Christmas Public, Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Boxing Day - St. Stephen's Day Boxing Day - St. Stephen's Day Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Majority Rule Day National Day Public
Good Friday Good Friday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Easter Easter Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Easter Monday Easter Monday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Labour Day / May Day Labour Day Public, Popular & Widely Observed
Randol Fawkes Labour Day Labour Day Public
Pentecost / Whit Sunday Pentecost (Whit Sunday) Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Emancipation Day Emancipation Day Public
National Heroes Day Heroes' Day Public