MASH UP IN GUYANA!
Cultural Events, Guyana, South America by @kendraRTT (on twitter)
One of the benefits of slow #travel is that it greatly increases your chances to run into some form of local celebration or festival. Bonus is that since you’re already in country when said celebration occurs, you probably avoided paying peak travel fares! I was able to take advantage of this slow travel benefit during my Guyanese trip. I was in Guyana for three months and half way through my stay, Mashramani took place in the capital of Georgetown.
Mashramani, or Mash, is normally held on February 23rd of each year. This is because the whole point of the festival is to #celebrate when Guyana became a republic (1970) and February 23rd is Guyanese Republic Day. The word “mashramani”, stemming from a #Lokono word, actually means “the celebration after hard work” or “the celebration after a job well done” or “celebration after harvest” – take your pick.
While many other areas within #Guyana have their own #Mashramani festivals, Georgetown is the place to be to see the biggest of them.
Mash is a unique way to experience Guyana’s culture and to see firsthand its uniqueness – while the country is technically South American, it is culturally West Indian. ⇌⇌⇌⇌⇌⇌⇌⇌⇌⇌⇌⇌⇌⇌⇌⇌⇌⇌
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