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Plan Your Exuma Bonefishing and Sightseeing Trip Using This Holiday and Celebrations Calendar

January 2, 2019

Considering a trip to the Exumas in 2019? The area is full of traditions and national holidays perfect to enjoy. This welcoming community loves to share their culture with guests, perfect for those looking to travel to the Caribbean. Learn about each of these events when making arrangements for an upcoming Exuma bonefishing and sightseeing trip. 

Emancipation Day

In 2019, the Exumas will celebrate Emancipation Day on August 5. This event is the day local celebrate slave’s emancipation from British owners. The emancipation occurred in 1834, and those in the area celebrate with celebration, boating and other events in surrounding neighborhoods. 

Majority Rule Day 

A newer tradition to the Exumas, citizens have been celebrating Majority Rule day for four years. Held on January 10, this event celebrates equality with the Exuma’s voting system. It also looks back nearly 50 years ago when the first person of African descent won an election. 

Bahamian Music and Heritage Festival

On March 7 – 9, many will enjoy the family-friend Bahamian Music and Heritage Festival. This festival includes singing, how-to workshops, historical features, art for sale, and much more. In addition, you will love the food. 

Independence Day

The Bahamas celebrates Independence Day on July 10. Their Independence Day reflects on gaining independence from the United Kingdom in 1973. This public holiday features art, regattas, fairs, and more. 

National Heroes Day

An upcoming event in the Bahamas is National Heroes Day, held on the second Monday in October. Since 2013, the area celebrates with a variety of events and activities for the whole family. Many also enjoy a relaxing day at the beach. 

Randol Fawkes Labor Day

Named on behalf of the late Randol Fawkes, this event showcases and honors his work. Those that work in labor unions walk in parades and celebrate. Held on June 7, much of the festivities are held in Nassau. Kicking off at 10 a.m., enjoy music, and festivities. Each year, the parade concludes at the Southern Recreation Grounds. 

Boxing Day

Held the day after Christmas, Boxing Day honors African slaves. They were given the boxes used for their owner’s gifts. There is a parade known as “Junkanoo” that begins in George Town. The area is filled with food, dancing, and much more. This event has been celebrated for more than 500 years. You can enjoy art, music, and entertainment. 

Annual National Family Island Regatta

The Exumas will celebrate their 65th annual national family island regatta on April 24 – 28 at Elizabeth Harbour. Many love coming to watch and participate in races. 

No matter when you would like to visit the Exumas, Bonefish Drex is here to make sure your travels are wonderful. Our bonefishing and sightseeing opportunities allow you to explore the ins and outs of the area. This little piece of paradise offers experiences that you will not get anywhere else. For sightseeing in Exuma, book your reservation today. Have questions or would like to book additional excursions? The more, the better! Contact us at 242-357-0243 to get started.