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Bahamians Celebrate National Pride Day

Braving scorching temperatures, scores of Bahamians – young and the not-so-young – came together in Rawson and Parliament Squares on Friday to celebrate National Pride Day, the kick off to the country’s 46th Independence anniversary celebrations.

The ceremony was marked by the sensational performances of the Bahamas National Children’s Choir, the National Dance Company and the National Youth Choir.

In his address to those in attendance, Governor General C. A. Smith again preached a message of unity.

“Hence it behooves all of us to learn to live harmoniously together in peace and brotherly love that transcends all divisiveness that stems from race, culture and creed,” Smith said. 

“Our little country could be an example to the world, that there can be unity in diversity.

“If we are to preserve our legacy of hospitality for which Bahamians have become renowned, we must reject those things that tend to divide us and commit to a spirit of love, a spirit of caring and sharing and an abiding respect for our fellow man and our country.”      

He further encouraged Bahamians to continue the work started by nation- builders. 

While he accepts there are many challenges the nation faces, he’s hopeful the challenges can be conquered through unity. 

“I’d like to appeal to Bahamians abroad, their descendants, and the many friends of The Bahamas to come together, to unite in solidarity, to rekindle and enjoy the spirit of national pride that these independent celebrations bring,” he said. 

The traditional cultural and fireworks display takes place on July 9 on Clifford Park. 

This will be followed by on the People’s Love and Unity Rush at 1a.m. on Bay Street.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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