Fairy lights and busy streets? It’s Christmas in Guyana
Photos and story by Vishani Ragobeer
Christmas time is a beloved season in Guyana.
It is evident from the fairy lights and decorations hanging on trees, houses, buildings, vehicles and well… seemingly everywhere in need of a bit of ‘sprucing up’.
It is evident from the sheer effort put into buying gifts and new tableware and household items. (Because is it really Christmas unless your house has a new set of blinds?)
And it is evident when friends and families get together and just enjoy the yearend bliss.
Christmas, at its core, is rooted in Christianity, but some things are reminiscent of a Guyanese Christmas.
Though each person and each family might have their own unique Christmas traditions and celebrations-that is, of course, if you do celebrate the holiday- in this photo series, we offer a glimpse of some quintessential ‘Guyanese things’ at this time of the year.