Guyana Pride

Curry and roti

: How do you eat your curry and roti – fingers or fork?

We all know that curry and roti is one of Guyana’s most popular cuisine and a common dish within the Caribbean community. It is also much more enjoyable when you indulge with your fingers. However, one can also admit that it’s sometimes quite messy and will ruin your pale nail polish or fresh manicure. For this very reason I sometimes prefer to eat this dish only while at home where I can really dive in with my fingers. I recently attended a function and observed one…

Happy Labor Day

: Happy Labour Day Guyana!

Labour Day is celebrated on the First of May every year in Guyana. It is an international observance that commemorates the struggles of workers and their significant input into society. Labour Day originated in 1889 in Paris, where the first congress of the Second Socialists International meeting decided to celebrate, on an international scale, a Worker’s Day. The First celebration of Labour Day in then, British Guiana was during the 1930’s. It was organized by…

: Happy Republic Day “Mashramani” Guyana!

Guyana celebrates Republic Day or Mashramani (abbreviated as ‘Mash) on February usually on the 23rd. Guyanese citizens enjoy festive and colourful parades much like that of a carnival, music, and games. Guyanese cook on this special day to mark the birth of a new country. Mashramani should not be confused with the country’s Independence Day on May 26. After it gained independence from the British in 1966, the Guyanese people established itself as an independent…

: Happy Amerindian Heritage Month – Guyana

In celebration of  Amerindian Heritage Month we would like to bring attention of some of the beautiful creations produced by the St. Cuthbert’s Mission in Guyana. St. Cuthbert’s Mission (Arawak: Pakuri; also known simply as St. Cuthbert’s) is an Amerindian village on the Mahaica River in the Demerara-Mahaica region (Region 4) of Guyana. It comprises approximately 200 households and has a population of around 1,600 people. St. Cuthbert’s is regarded by many people in Guyana…

: Real Talk: Pepperpot in the Park!

Do you think that serving pepperpot or garlic pork at different times of the year or at events other than Christmas celebration is  taking away from the Guyanese Christmas tradition?  Please don’t respond with “it’s my food and I can serve it whenever I want”. Let’s just have a discussion. I was recently invited to an all day picnic in the park here in New York and pepperpot was on the menu; then there was…