New Years junkanoo - time to switch date

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January 03, 2019

 

AS New Year’s Day Junkanoo attendance this year hovered at 57 percent, Junkanoo Corporation of New Providence president Silbert Ferguson told The Tribune officials are mulling over a decision to either change the date of the parade or offer it as a pay-per-view option on cable television. In past years, ticket sales have capped at around 60 percent, Mr Ferguson said, again sparking conversation about holding the parade on Majority Rule Day instead of so soon after Boxing Day.
However, he said it was unlikely parade participants would take this route, noting the January 10 holiday held a significant meaning. He further expressed doubt that a date change would fix the notoriously low attendance at the parade.

AS New Year’s Day Junkanoo attendance this year hovered at 57 percent, Junkanoo Corporation of New Providence president Silbert Ferguson told The Tribune officials are mulling over a decision to either change the date of the parade or offer it as a pay-per-view option on cable television.

In past years, ticket sales have capped at around 60 percent, Mr Ferguson said, again sparking conversation about holding the parade on Majority Rule Day instead of so soon after Boxing Day.

However, he said it was unlikely parade participants would take this route, noting the January 10 holiday held a significant meaning. He further expressed doubt that a date change would fix the notoriously low attendance at the parade.

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News date : 01/03/2019    Category : About Bahamians, Culture, Entertainment, Tribune Stories

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