Bahamas is a nation onsisting of more than 3,000 islands, cays, and islets.Location: Caribbean, chain of islands in the North Atlantic Ocean, southeast of Florida, northeast of Cuba Capital: Nassau Climate: tropical marine; moderated by warm waters of Gulf Stream Population:307,451 (est. 2008) Ethnic Make-up: black 85%, white 12%, Asian and Hispanic 3% Religions: Baptist 35.4%, Anglican 15.1%, Roman Catholic 13.5%, Pentecostal 8.1%, Church of God 4.8%, Methodist 4.2%, otherChristian 15.2%, none or unspecified 2.9%, other 0.8% (2000 census) Government: constitutional parliamentary democracy
WHAT ARE HE MOST IMPORTANT CELEBRATION? WHEN ARE THEY DONE? HOWARE THE ORGANIZED?
The most typical celebration i known as Junkanoo is uniquely Bahamian and exists nowhere else. It’s an incredibly energetic, colorful parade made up of brightly costumed Bahamiansdancing and “rushin” to the music of cowbells, drums, horns and whistles. Celebrated since the 16th or 17th century, today Junkanoo has grown into an organized event with groups of up to 1,000 personscompeting for cash prizes for best music, best costume, dancer, banner and best overall group presentation.
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE MOST COMOON HANDICRAFTS WHERE ARE THEY SOLD? HOW ARE THEY MADEIn the less developed outer island, handicrafts included basketry made from palm fronds , This material commonly called Straw is plasted into hats and bags then are popular touriste ítems. Another useis for so called ¨voodo dolls¨even through such dolls are the result of the amercia imagination and not base don history fact
WHAT THINGS ARE CONSIDERED TO BE GOOD/ BAD MANNERS?
* The mostcommon greeting is the handshake, accompanied by direct eye contact and a welcoming smile.
* For the most part Bahamians are warm and hospitable, although they initially may appear a bit more...