Daily Photo – March 28, 2016

Green Turtle Cay residents "Plait the Maypole", an old English tradition, at the first Island Roots Heritage Festival, 1977

Photo courtesy of the Albert Lowe Museum

It’s Museum Monday. The above photo was taken at the first Island Roots Heritage Festival, held in Key West and Green Turtle Cay in 1977. In this image, young Bahamian women “plait the Maypole”, an old English tradition. Symbolizing the merging of their British past and Bahamian future, half the women wear the colours of the Union Jack — red, white and blue. The others wear aquamarine, gold and black, the colours of the (then) new Bahamian flag.

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