Guyana Consulate NY to celebrate Guyana’s 52nd Republic Anniversary virtually Feb. 22

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The colorful splendor of the Guyanese culture on stage during the end of an epic mash in celebration of the nation’s 50th Republic Mashramani Anniversary at Medgar Evers College.

The Guyana Consulate New York will present an evening of culture in celebration of Guyana’s 52nd Republic Anniversary on Tuesday, Feb., 22, from 6 pm-8 pm, virtually, at www.facebook.com/dpiguyana.

In a special invitation to Caribbean Life, Fazal Joe Yussuff, MPA, advisor on Investment & Diaspora Affairs, Guyana Consulate New York, said the diplomatic office “would be honored to have you join us as a member of the Guyanese Diaspora to celebrate this national holiday through a rich display of our nation’s culture and heritage.”

Under the theme: One Guyana, the presentation will include, dance, music, and poetry showcasing the uniqueness of Guyana’s six peoples.

Also known as Mashramani, a word from the Indigenous people meaning “celebrating after cooperation,” Republic Day commemorates Feb. 23, 1970, the day Guyana became a republic.

Each year, this day is celebrated with festivities honoring Guyana’s diversity. These celebrations often include a colorful parade, steel pan contests, calypso and soca concerts, and much more.

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