Republic Day celebration kicks off with flag-raising ceremony

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President David Granger joined with thousands of Guyanese at the D’Urban Park to witness the 48th Republic Anniversary Flag Raising Ceremony on Thursday night.

The event featured a cultural presentation, which celebrated our people, our way of life and our national patrimony.

This was followed by a military parade and the highlight of the evening; the hoisting of the Golden Arrowhead on the 180-foot flagpole at midnight, followed by the traditional fireworks display put on by the Guyana Defence Force.

First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger; the Foreign Affairs Minister, who is currently performing the functions of Prime Minister, Mr. Carl Greenidge; Government Ministers and members of the diplomatic corps were among those, who gathered to witness the event.

This year, Republic Day is being celebrated under the theme “Let’s Cooperate and Celebrate Republic 48.” Guyana became a Republic on February 23, 1970. (Ministry of the Presidency)

Heads of the Joint Services salute, while President David Granger, First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger, Acting Chancellor of the Judiciary, Ms. Yonette Cummings-Edwards and Ministers of the Government cheer as the Golden Arrowhead was hoisted
The hoisting of the Flag of Guyana at midnight
Scenes from the military parade
Scenes from the military parade
Scenes from the Cultural Extravaganza
Scenes from the Cultural Extravaganza
Scenes from the Cultural Extravaganza [Ministry of the Presidency photos]

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