Green Turtle Cay Junkanoo 2017

I had to fly overnight New Year’s Eve to do it, but I made it to Green Turtle Cay in time for the New Year’s Day Junkanoo! Because January 1 fell on a Sunday, the parade was held on Monday, January 2.

Green Turtle Cay Junkanoo - New Year's 2017

This year’s theme was “Birds of Paradise,” and the colour and detail in the costumes was amazing! It was a steaming hot day, and I have to admit, I felt sorry for the performers. I was uncomfortable just standing and shooting photos — I can’t even imagine how warm they were beneath layers of cardboard, crepe paper, feathers and makeup.

New Year's Junkanoo Parade - Green Turtle Cay

But even the littlest performers soldiered on, and gave us a really terrific show. Congratulations to all involved in another successful Junkanoo. Can’t wait for next year!

New Year's Day Junkanoo - Green Turtle Cay, Bahamas

 

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