Bahamas Celebrates 47th Independence

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This Bahamian Gyal blogger, Rogan Smith salutes the Bahamian flag.

Today, The Bahamas celebrates its 47th day of independence.

Typically, Bahamians gather at the site of the historic Clifford Park to celebrate this incredible occasion with spectacular shows, fireworks and entertainment. However, COVID-19 has changed all of that.

This year, many Bahamians are marking Independence Day at home because they are not being allowed to gather at the beaches due to the virus.

This Bahamian Gyal blogger, Rogan Smith poses near the Three Sisters beach in Exuma, The Bahamas
This Bahamian Gyal blogger, Rogan Smith poses near the Three Sisters beach in Exuma, The Bahamas

I have said it before and I’ll say it again. No matter where I am in the world and no matter where I live, I will always remember my country and have a great a profound respect for my nation.

The Bahamas is not in the best place economically right now because its borders have been closed for months to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

As a country that relies heavily on tourism – particularly tourism from North America – this has been deeply troubling.

But, Bahamians are incredibly resilient and I know they will bounce back stronger than before.

I want to wish all of of my fellow Bahamians throughout the world and wonderful Independence Day. Hopefully in 2021 we can double down on the celebrations.

Happy Independence Day!

XOXO,

This Bahamian Gyal

This Bahamian Gyal blogger, Rogan Smith jumps in front of the Bahamian flag in Downtown, Nassau, Bahamas.
This Bahamian Gyal blogger, Rogan Smith jumps in front of the Bahamian flag in Downtown, Nassau, Bahamas.
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