Mash celebrations should reflect six anniversaries which fall this year

Dear Editor,

As national and regional leaders plan for this year’s Mashramani celebrations and as fellow Guyanese prepare to take part in those activities, I merely want (through your medium) to remind fellow Guyanese that six significant anniversaries will occur this year.

I am encouraging the planners of and participants in the Mashramani and other national observances to include depictions of those anniversaries in their costume designs and other demonstrations.

The six principal anniversaries that Guyana will be observing this year are:
1.The 160th Anniversary of Chinese Arrival Day
2.The 375th Anniversary of African Arrival Day
3.The 250th Anniversary of the Berbice Slave Rebellion
4.The 175th Anniversary of Emancipation
5.The 175th Anniversary of Indian Arrival Day
6.The 190th Anniversary of the Demerara Revolt.
I shall certainly be doing my part in the Mashramani and emancipation celebrations that I am planning and hosting for my district—Buxton.
Yours faithfully,
Morris Wilson

Editor’s note
The first Africans did not arrive in this country 375 years ago in 1638, but some years before that. We know that six Africans were brought to Berbice in 1627, but there is evidence to suggest that they were in Essequibo before this date. Unfortunately, nobody knows at this stage exactly when they arrived there.

More in Letters

Comments

About these comments

The comments section is intended to provide a forum for reasoned and reasonable debate on the newspaper's content and is an extension of the newspaper and what it has become well known for over its history: accuracy, balance and fairness. We reserve the right to edit or delete comments which contain attacks on other users, slander, coarse language and profanity, and gratuitous and incendiary references to race and ethnicity.

Get the day's headlines from SN in your inbox every morning:

Most Read This Week

  1. Maxton Lawrie

    Essequibo rice farmer killed by sister in apparent act of self defence

  2. Kelly Datt

    Bandits shoot dead one of their own during Edinburgh robbery

  3. Sueanna Walcott

    Mahaicony crash claims second victim

  4. Area where Akeem Grimmond’s body was found

    Boy, 14, found murdered in burial ground

  5. Nazim Jabhar and Angela Jabhar

    Woman critical, niece, 3, injured in Albion hit and run

  6. Tyrell Pershad

    Stewartville woman seeks answers after finding son dead at home

  7. Gailann Chacon

    Excavator operator killed, friend injured

  8. Alvin Reid

    ‘Satan’ charged with murdering Two Sisters girl


Recommended For You