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When I was on the island of Freeport in the Bahamas I learned
of a traditional way that the Bahamian people wear their hair.
They braid all of their hair into tiny braids called cornrows and
decorate these braids with colorful beads. These braids last up
to three months. During this time the hair can still be washed.
They like this style because the weather is very warm and the
braids keep the hair away from their face and it is also a very
carefree style.

Where learned: FREEPORT ; Grand Bahamas

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Human or animal body
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Hair, on head, mustache, widow's peak

Date learned: 00-00-1992

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When I was on a cruise in the Bahamas I learned of a
tradition that takes place aboard the ships of the Carnival
Cruise Line. Every evening just before the passengers are
finished eating in the main dining room all of the waiters
process out from the kitchen and perform a song and dance
routine. It is their way of entertaining the passengers while
they are dining. This custom began when the very first ship of
the Carnival Cruise Line set sail.

Where learned: FREEPORT ; Grand Bahamas

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Social reunion
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Eating For menu, see N222.

Date learned: 00-00-1992

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