Guyana Winter Celebration

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Guyana Winter Celebration

  1. 1. By: Damodar Pyakurel.
  2. 2. Where is Guyana? => Guyana is a sovereign state located on the northern coast of South America. Culturally, it is considered part of the Anglophone Caribbean. What is the capital of Guyana? =>Georgetown is the capital and largest city of Guyana. How big is Guyana? => Guyana covers a total area of 83,000 square miles of which 76,000 square miles is land and the remaining 7,000 square miles is covered with water.
  3. 3. When is the holiday celebrated? • • Holi( ) is a spring festival also known as festival of colors, and sometimes festival of love. It is an ancient Hindu religious festival which has become popular with nonHindus in many parts of South Asia, as well as people of other communities. Month: February–March
  4. 4. • • Diwali also called the "festival of lights", is an ancient Hindu festival celebrated in autumn every year. The festival spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair. Month: November-October.
  5. 5. special traditions are practices during this holiday. • The tradition of wearing new cloth for the people of Guyana is significant especially in this festival. They believe that wearing new cloth is the symbol of healthy souls in healthy bodies. Cleaning of their homes and keeping them well illuminated in and outside is a practice meant to illuminate the road for Goddess Lakshmi so that while goddess Lakshmi visits their home she faces no problem of light as the Diwali night is regarded as the darkest night of the year.
  6. 6. Foods are cooking for the holiday.
  7. 7. Religious Background. • The tradition of celebrating the Diwali festival is believed to have been brought to Guyana in the year 1853 by the first indentured people from India.
  8. 8. The End. Thank you.

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