Bahamian Junkanoo is one of the Caribbean’s most celebrated and spirited carnivals. Held each year in the crisp early hours of Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. The event is a showcase of Bahamian culture influenced by the island’s rich history. It takes the form of a street parade and features revelers adorned in colorful costumes rushing for hours along Bay Street in Nassau. Patrons are warmed by the pulsating sounds of cowbells, horns, and goatskin drums in the fresh air. In fact, the event has grown in popularity, and smaller versions of the event can be experienced during the summer months. Preparations for the event literally take months, and bring together men and women from all different walks of life.