Scores brave the weather to celebrate Easter 2018
DPI, Guyana, Monday, April 2, 2018
Easter is a holiday celebrated around the world by Christians.
In Guyana, Easter Monday is observed with the traditional kite-flying. At the Kitty/Kingston Sea Wall, a popular spot for kite enthusiasts, the tradition continues as the sky teemed with kites of all sizes, colours and designs.
The National Park has over the years proven to be a space conducive for picnics, relaxation, even more, kite flying and a myriad of sports activities.
Rudolph Wilson, of Buxton, who fashioned a 7-foot kite said: “Well I’m out here with the family…at least by five o’clock we will go out and start letting up our kite.”
Allan John Bidajhar said in spite of the weather conditions, the day seemed fair.
“We just came like about two hours ago and we’re enjoying it in spite of the rainy weather.”
When the Department of Public Information (DPI) visited the National Park, a first of its kind activity was taking place. The WIST (Worship in Spirit & Truth) Ministries International dance group which comprises members from several local churches was hosting several performances on the rugby field.
Coordinator of the event, Sandia Ramnarine explained: “Today we’re here in the National Park to share part of our talent with the nation.”
She further added, “Easter Monday in Guyana is traditionally known for kite flying and picnicking and hanging out but in the midst of all of that, the whole hub of Easter is actually the death and the resurrection of Jesus and that is what we’re here to share.”
Guyanese celebrated a long Easter weekend which began on Good Friday (March 30) and culminated with the annual kite flying today, Easter Monday. Persons from all walks of life, religious and socio-economic backgrounds participated in events surrounding the holiday including the traditional kite flying.
Happy Easter to all!
By: Nateshia Isaacs