Easter Monday festivities – families enjoy celebrations at Botanical Gardens, National Park

DPI, Guyana, Monday, April 22, 2019

Picnics, games, family time and lots of food and kite flying was the order of the day as many families poured into the Botanical Gardens and National Park to indulge in the Easter festivities; a celebration like no other, in this part of the world; Guyana.

“As a child coming up, I could remember my father would walk us through the Gardens and that’s the reason why I am here. It’s about tradition,” were the words of a father of two, James Vanderhyden.

Another citizen, Joshua Belle accompanied by his two brothers, at the Botanical Gardens was working on his kite while awaiting the arrival of the rest of the family. Belle noted that the day “was going smoothly, preparations for church and then the family outing was going just the way it is supposed to.”

Coming all the way from Linden, Cecilia Letlow, a grandmother accompanied by her two grandchildren, said every year she takes the opportunity to visit the National Park and the Botanical Gardens with her grands since it provides a clean space for quality time. “I would like to send our greeting to my children and grandchildren, my sisters and brothers. A Happy Easter and Town Week in Linden!”

Meanwhile, at the National Park, several families were seen flying kites while some more adventurous souls entered the annual kite competitions which is hosted this year by Ansa McAL’s Smalta Brand and Caribbean Airlines. Over $1M in prizes was up for the taking in the categories of most Creative Kite and Longevity – the kite that stayed the longest in the air.

This competition was also hosted at Bushy Park, Parika, East Bank Essequibo, C3 Park Cotton Tree Village, West Coast Berbice and 63 Beach, Corentyne, Berbice.

Kipenie Jordan.

Images: Marceano Narine.