Happy 55th Independence Day Guyana
664Connect Media would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our Guyanese followers – HAPPY 55TH GUYANESE INDEPENDENCE DAY!
Independence Day is a national holiday in the Co-Operative Republic of Guyana on May 26th. This holiday commemorates Guyana gaining its independence on May 26th 1966.
Unusually, this is not Guyana’s National Day, that takes place on February 23rd marking the country becoming a republic on that date in 1970.
History of Guyana Independence Day
Christopher Columbus was the first European to sight Guyana during his third voyage in 1498. Sir Walter Raleigh reported on the region in 1596, but it was the Dutch who first established colonies, importing African slaves to work on sugar plantations.
The British took control of the Dutch colonies during the Napoleonic Wars, creating a single colony known as British Guiana in 1831.
Trade unions formed after the first world war, with political parties emerging after the second world war along with political awareness and demands for independence.
A new constitution heralded the first elections in 1953 and a degree of self-government by the end of the 1950s.
Guyana achieved independence from the United Kingdom on May 26th 1966.
Its heritage means that Guyana is the only South American nation in which English is the official language.
Did you know?
“Guyana” is an Amerindian word, which means “land of many waters”.
Guyana has the second tallest waterfall in the world. Kaieteur Falls is 741ft high. By comparison, Niagara Falls is only 167ft.
Independence Day Events In Montserrat
The Golden Arrowhead Association in Montserrat, will be hosting an Independence Day Lunch on Friday, 28th May 2021 from 12pm at the Golden Arrowhead Building, Festival Village, Little Bay, Montserrat.
On the menu will be Bbq Chicken , Baked Pork, Fried fish, Rice & Peas, Fried Rice,Garden Salad,Roti & Curry, Puri & Curry and Channa.
- Bbq Chicken Lunch with rice of your choice is $20
- Fried Fish Lunch with rice of your choice is $20
- Baked Pork Lunch with rice of your choice is $20
- Roti & Curry is $10
- Puri & Curry is $12
- Channa is $5.
Please come out and support our Guyanese brothers and sisters own Friday and for more information, please contact Treola Greene on 1 664 392 1664.