The Eleuthera Christmas Day Junkanoo Parade 2018, will kick off the month long season of Junkanoo in The Eleutheras, and is slated to be held this year in Hatchet Bay, starting at 7pm, where several groups – representing townships from north, central and south Eleuthera will come together to compete for the Christmas Parade title. The Parade did not disappoint the crowds on Christmas evening in 2017, entertaining with a colourful spectacle of creative lead banners, costumes and off the shoulder pieces, as well as choreographed dance troupe routines, combined with heart pounding and foot tapping Junkanoo music, and they look to do the same this Christmas.
The beautiful cultural celebration will continue on Boxing Day evening (Dec. 26th) at 7pm in Harbour Island with an energetic and colourful, friendly face off between the Zulu and the Barracks Hill Warriors, who entertain visitors that swell the island population during the holiday weekend.
Junkanoo festivities will continue in The Eleutheras on New Year’s Day (Jan. 1st) with rush-outs in Deep Creek, and another performance in Harbour Island, beginning at 7pm. The 4th installment of the highly successful Eleuthera Junkanoo Festival is also set to take place in Governor’s Harbour on Thursday, January 10th to Sunday, January 13th, with the main parade, featuring Junkanoo groups from throughout The Eleutheras scheduled for Saturday evening, January 12th, to begin at 7pm.
Junkanoo season on island wraps up with the Eleuthera Junior Junkanoo Parade, which usually takes place during the final Saturday in January (a confirmed date is yet to be announced).
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