Easter is a holiday which is observed around the month of April each year. In Guyana, the “Easter Season” is marked with excessive kite flying. Kite flying in Guyana is sport, especially among children, that is reserved especially for the Easter holiday.
The flying of kites is said to symbolize the ascension of Jesus Christ into His heavenly abode. The holiday of Easter is observed to commemorate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is observed on the Sunday after Good Friday each year.
Since Easter falls on a Sunday, the Monday following the Easter Holiday is a day of rest for public servants, businessmen and other workers.
The Easter Holiday is widely celebrated across Guyana by people of all religions and cultures.