'The new world-class port will include a new terminal, a waterfront park, a harbour village, new inner harbour, amphitheatre, Junkanoo
Museum, shops, restaurants and an impact theatre.
Travelers of all ages will have the chance to extend the excitement long after the sun sets with traditional Bahamian-inspired activities, including a Junkanoo
Jam Up Party, an island barbeque and performances by a calypso band and fire dancers, topped off with unforgettable farewell fireworks before setting sail.
Pedigree: B Mare 2014, by Kitten's Joy - Junkanoo
Party by Catienus.
In the Bahamas, civilians will take part in a festival called Junkanoo
The inaugural departure flight to Bimini was sent off to the rhythm of a Junkanoo
band and received a water cannon salute from Miami-Dade Fire Rescue.
As we sit outside Khyla's Island Philosophy, a delightful pastel hut serving up drinks on Junkanoo
beach, I find I'm knocking again under Kayla's constantly evolving rules.
She also conducts interviews with Arlene Nash Ferguson, a Bahamian cultural worker who unifies intellectualist theory with the practices of everyday Caribbean people through the Educulture program she founded to educate both Bahamians and tourists about the Junkanoo
festival that has been popularized by the Ministry of Tourism.
Afterwards, the African-American Drummers and Junkanoo
will lead a parade from the Doubletree to Jazz for Justice at the Adams Street Commons from 3 p.m.
After a great dinner and surprise Junkanoo
festivities by the locals, it was time for bed.
April 17-18: "Bahamas Junkanoo
Carnival" on Grand Bahama Island.
From the Chinese New Year in Beijing in January to the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in March in Alaska to Pamplona's Running of the Bulls in July to the Bahamas' colorful Junkanoo
Festival in December, the lovable Angry Birds characters hop the continents in search of the most festive occasions throughout the year.