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New Year’s Day – Maskarada

January 1

Maskarada, on New Year’s Day, originates from Bonaire’s Spanish background. Completely disguised, including speech, locals from each village dress and arrive early in groups at the Lt. Governor’s home to dance and play outside wishing the family a Happy New Year (“Bon Aña”). The Lt. Governor thanks them with a bottle of rum, held and dispensed by a designated member.


January 1