Bahamas dating customs

Although in many ways Bahamian traditions and values are similar to those in other western countries, a complex oral tradition and unique festivals help make Bahamian culture distinct.

According to the CIA World Factbook, over 96 percent of Bahamian people identify as Christians.

In Japan, Valentine’s Day chocolate gifts are purchased by girls and given to the boys. Copy the Romani and take matters into your own hands: kidnap your crush.

For centuries, it was the tradition in Roma communities that if you manage to forcefully kidnap a girl and detain her for three days, she automatically becomes your wife.

Christianity is so important to Bahamian culture that the preamble of the country's constitution declares an "abiding respect for Christian values and the Rule of Law." The prevalence of Christianity in Bahamian culture can be seen in local schools, where classes on religion generally have a Christian-oriented curriculum.

It can also be seen in the country's government, which works with religious officials to discuss social and political issues.

The Junkanoo festival involves elaborate costumes, parades with large floats and traditional music.