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Monday, March 25, 2013

15 Years of Bahama Coconut Festivities

Easter is right around the corner, and that means the residents of Pelican Point are gearing up once again for their annual Coconut Festival!
Featuring Authentically Grand Bahamian culture with special emphasis on cuisine, and century’s old social traditions, the Coconut Festival, celebrating its 15th year, is a homecoming event for the otherwise tranquil, picturesque settlement of Pelican Point

Highlights of the event will include fun games and activities such as coconut shell crafts, other souvenirs (such as jams, soap, candles etc.), coconut eating and barking contests, and live performances by one of the newest Bahamian sensations, Dillon ‘D-Mac’ McKenzie, the man behind the hit song/riddim “The Gaulin”.

The Pelican Point community comprised of less than one hundred residents situated approximately40 miles east of Freeport town centre / 20 miles east of Freeport city limits, and remains populated by descendants of the original residents to this day. The organizing committee headed by members of the Thomas, Laing, Roberts and Cooper families, in partnership with the Ministry of Tourism and corporate sponsors, are committed to keeping their ancient traditions alive.

Held annually on Easter Monday, family, friends, and guests will descend upon the small seaside village to a feast of coconut dishes such as coconut jimmy, coconut shrimp, barbecue ribs with coconut sauce, coconut rice, coconut tart, and more, as well as a variety of coconut beverages including our famous ‘Gully Wash – a uniquely Bahamian drink made with coconut water.