Georgetown, Guyana – (March 28, 2016) President David Granger, this afternoon, took a walk through the National Park in Georgetown to meet with Guyanese who came out in their numbers to fly kites, picnic or just to relax with their families in what has become an Easter Monday tradition.
In a brief comment to media operatives, the Head of State said, “I come here every year because Guyanese of all ethnicities and all religions look forward to this ritual of flying kites on Easter Sunday and Easter Monday. Even though they may not be Christians it has now become a national pastime.”
Broad smiles: This group cosied up to one another to get their photograph taken with President David Granger.
The President said that other Caribbean countries are astonished at the scale in which Easter Monday kite-flying is done in Guyana and how it attracts children and older folks alike.
Apart from the National Park, the No.63 Beach in Region Six, Hope Beach, Joe Vieira Park and along the Sea Walls are also usually packed with kite-flyers on Easter Monday.
Guyana pride: President David Granger and this group of proud Guyanese pose around a giant kite depicting the Golden Arrowhead and celebrating Guyana’s upcoming Jubilee Independence Anniversary.