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(chiefly in Jamaica, Belize, and the Bahamas) a masquerade held at Christmas, consisting of a street procession of characters in traditional costumes and dancing to drums, bells, and whistles.
- ‘And on top of it, the Adventists are claiming that the new date is on their Sabbath, because Junkanoo was tied in with the New Year's Day parade, and the two events were staggered.’
- ‘Elle and Arki celebrated her brother Ben's birthday by releasing white balloons from the end of the dock into the sunset, to the sound of the local Junkanoo band.’
- ‘Colorful costumes of all kinds can be seen at the annual Junkanoo festivals in Nassau and other locations.’
- ‘I'm sure that North American radio stations would play Junkanoo music during Caribbean Week in various cities across North America.’
- ‘The practice of Junkanoo dancing starting as a way for slaves to entertain themselves.’
- ‘Storr then describes the carnival of Junkanoo, which to him demonstrates the work ethic still alive in today's Bahamian culture.’
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