Mashramani also known as Mash is the day that celebrates Guyana becoming a Republic in 1970 🙂 The festival, usually held on February 23 – Guyanese Republic Day – includes a parade, music, games and cooking and is intended to commemorate the “Birth of the Republic”.
Where did the word “Mashramani” derive from? It came from an Amerindian language and in translation means “the celebration of a job well done”.
In the streets of Guyana they dance, sing, and dress in masquerade costumes celebrating and remembering Guyana’s deeply rooted African heritage.
HAPPY MASHRAMANI DAY MY FELLOW GUYANESE!
“One people, One Nation, One Destiny”.