‘Be Patriotic! Embrace all Mash activities’ – Mash Coordinator Tyndall
DPI, GUYANA, Tuesday, February 20, 2018
The Guyanese festivity of Mashramani – ‘a celebration after hard work’ – is mere days away and citizens are actively gearing up for Mash day, Friday, February 23 to celebrate the country’s 48th Republican Anniversary.
The Ministry of Social Cohesion (MoSC) has been working assiduously to ensure Guyanese enjoy a hassle-free, and entertaining celebration; there have been a number of activities since the beginning of the year countrywide.
Mashramani Coordinator Andrew Tyndall speaking with the Department of Public Information (DPI) is calling on Guyanese to “be patriotic,” to take ownership of Mashramani, and come out in their numbers and support all activities.
The coordinator said over next few days, the following activities remain on the Mashramani calendar of events; the Clean and Bright competition where persons decorate their homes and offices for the festive celebration. The contests will run February 20 – 23, across all 10 administrative regions.
On the 21, there will be a Mash Night event at the Providence Stadium and a similar event will be held at the Square of the Revolution on February 21, 2018, from 20:00hrs.
On Thursday, February 22, 2018, at 14:00hrs the Republic Anniversary Distinguished Lectures will be hosted at the Umana Yana.
On the nights of February 21 and 22, Stag Stage Six will be held at the National Park.
A flag raising ceremony is also slated for Durban Park on February 22 to officially kick off the nation’s Republican anniversary. Patrons are advised that gates will be opened from 20:00hrs and there will be a pre-show starting at 22:00hrs, after which the official ceremony will begin at 23:00hrs.
On Republic Day, February 23, revellers and bands will assemble at Albert and Thomas Lands from 09:00hrs. They will then proceed east Thomas Lands, then south into Vlissingen Road and into Durban Park using the Vlissingen and Hadfield Streets’ entrance where the bands will be judged.
Persons are urged to come out and support all of the aforementioned Mashramani activities.
By: Zanneel Williams
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