People and Culture
Most people on Cat Island can trace their roots back to different parts of West Africa.
Today’s typical Cat Islander is a fun loving, good-natured and proud Bahamian,
who will welcome everybody who comes to visit his island.
The Bahamian cuisine is very abundant, diverse and varied.
Traditional Bahamian dishes include okra, spicy potato salad, cabbage, peas ‘n’ rice,
conch in all kinds and forms, lobster, and fish, chicken and pork are served baked or fried.
Folklore and religion play a very important role on the island.
The community on Cat Island is highly spiritual and deeply religious.
Some Pictures of the Cat Island Junkanoo
Cat Islanders believe in spirits ( bahamian Obea ) , which walk among us and the many haunted ruins.
The spirits can either be good or bad, depending on how they behaved when they were alive.
Fortunately, most of the people on the island were very good people.
It is believed that the ruins are inhabited by the spirits of the people who once lived in the houses.
That explains why so many ruins remain untouched.
The people believe it is safer to build a new house just next to where a ruin is standing
than to demolish an old and abandoned house since the spirits can be very nasty if someone disturbs them.
The Hermitage on Mount Alvernia
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Port Howe - Cat Island - Bahamas
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