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Many islands in Abaco celebrate their heritage with a special day of community events.  Here in Hope Town, there was great food, music, and crafts.  Even a re-enactment of the landing of the first Loyalist settlers.  The primary school students performed a mini-Junkaroo down the lower street.

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So colorful.   Vendors sold artwork, wooden boat models, local healing herbs, jewelry from locally collected sea glass, and woven bags and accessories, a traditional Bahamian craft.

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Abaco dinghies and other traditional boats were on display.

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Here is a short video of the harbor, with island music in the background.

Heritage Day  – Hope Town Harbour

The night before, we enjoyed a concert by the students of Every Child Counts, a privately funded school in Marsh Harbor for the children of Abaco who have special needs.  Their performances were inspiring.

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