So, the Bahamas closely follows England in terms of it’s public holidays, so this weekend is the culmination of Holy week, and a time for families to join together in celebration and prayer. Church services are especially busy and with another public Holiday on Easter Monday, it’s a long weekend for those not working in the tourism industry.
Throughout the Bahamas, this holiday has also taken on some American traditions too – Easter Egg hunts can be found throughout the islands, most notably in Nassau with a large gathering at the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas which actually took place last Saturday due to the public holidays this weekend. Here are a few images.
If you are interested in reading more about how Bahamians celebrate Easter, take a look at this great article posted in the ‘Whats On’ guide.
Bahamas Lobster Season
This weekend also marks a special event throughout the Bahamas. It’s the last weekend of Lobster season! For 4 short months of the year, Spiny Lobsters are protected to enable breeding, and the taking of Lobster from Bahamian waters from April 1st – July 31st is prohibited. So if you are on Andros this weekend, take the opportunity to go with a local guide and catch some Lobster for dinner.