Guyana’s Golden Jubilee 2016

Imagine being mesmerized in a beautiful, friendly and natural tropical land. The first thing that will hit you as you stepped off the plane is the sweet and refreshing air that will hit you like an aromatic therapy; the fruits, food and the entire natural environment will make you never want to leave. An adventurers’ paradise, a marvelous and relaxing sight that would make your most gloomy thoughts disappear. An experience of a lifetime, which will leave you with many great and cherished memories.

Located on the northern mainland of South America and bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the north, Brazil to the South, Suriname to the east and Venezuela to the west. Guyana, officially the Co-operative Republic of Guyana and home to the famous and magnificent Kaieteur Falls, covering a total of 83,000 square miles and a population of less than one million people; the sole nation in South America in which English is the official language.

Photo Credit: 50guyana.com

Photo Credit: 50guyana.com

Unlike many Caribbean countries, Guyana is not an island.

Originally inhabited by the Amerindians, Guyana was settled by the Dutch prior to British rule until it gained independence in May 26, 1966.

Until May 2015, the now opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C) lost power to A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) coalition government to bring about a much needed change.

This year is Guyana’s 50th Independence from Great Britain. Its independence on May 26, 1966 was marked by the hoisting of Guyana national flag The Golden Arrowhead and the Union Jack lowered. As a result, May 26 has been a holiday.

As the country prepares to celebrate the city is undergoing major turnaround. Monuments are getting a face-lift, and the streets cleaned, public and private buildings are decorated. People are sighting a Georgetown they never knew existed.

This year celebration will be filled with spectacular activities and throughout the month of May a host of events are taking place e.g., concerts, religious services, fashion shows and sports.

Photo Credit: 50guyana.com

Photo Credit: 50guyana.com

One of the highlights will be the traditional flag-raising ceremony on May 26, at Durban Park. Other highlights of the celebrations will be Film Festival, Literary Festival, Arts and Crafts and Indigenous Culture.

With all the excitement and buzz around we will produce the most talked about celebration. A nation that is proud about rich heritage and cultural diversity.

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Continent: South America
Capital: Georgetown
Population: 748,500
Area: 214,970 km2
Currency: Dollar
Languages: English

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