Family, Kites and Fun – Easter at Joe Vieira’s Park

DPI, GUYANA, Monday, April 2, 2018

Although not many kites were up, the overcast weather today did not stop families from coming out in their numbers to the Joe Vieira’s Park to celebrate Easter.

Young lad attempting to hoist his kite.

Easter Monday is Guyana’s traditional kite flying day and even with the rainy start, many came out to enjoy the kite flying at the ground. Families could be seen assisting their children in raising kites, partaking in BBQs, dancing, conversing, and having fun on the moist grounds of the park.

The Joe Viera’s Park is traditionally known to be swarming with excited kite flyers of all ages, however, this year saw older persons stepping back into their childhood and reminiscing on their days of flying kites. Many acknowledged that the day has always been one designed for family outings and plan to continue this tradition.

While some were out with picnic baskets others were seen dancing to the music being played in the park.

It is evident that Easter over the years in Guyana has evolved, but what is truly remarkable is that Guyanese of all walks of life and religious persuasions continue to observe the tradition of kite flying.  In essence, Joe Viera’s Park was an expression of Guyanese culture and unity.

Persons enjoying the Easter hang.

Section of persons present at the Joe Vieira ground.

 

By: Stephon Gabriel

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