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Guyana

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Guyana

Holidays & Observances in Guyana

Guyana is an English-speaking country in Northern South America. The population is very diverse, but it is dominated by descendants of African slaves and descendants of Indian workers brought here as cheap labor when slavery was abolished. Ethnic tension is not unusual between the two groups. Religious conflict is rare, however, even though Christianity, Hinduism, and Islam are all popular religions. Holidays for all three religious groups are celebrated openly and enthusiastically. Guyana has also been influenced by the Caribbean, and its colorful, happy celebration traditions have stemmed from that influence.

 

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Country Observances

Holiday Date Country Holiday Common Observance Observance Type Religion/Belief
Republic Day Guyana Republic Day Public
Good Friday Good Friday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Easter Easter Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Easter Monday Easter Monday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Labour Day / May Day Labour Day Public, Popular & Widely Observed
Independence Day Guyana Independence Day Public
Christmas Eve Christmas Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Christmas Christmas Public, Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Boxing Day - St. Stephen's Day Boxing Day - St. Stephen's Day Religious/Beliefs Christianity