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Rewa Village – North Rupununi – Canoe Paddling

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An Amerindian paddles a dugout canoe in the Rewa River in Rewa Village in the North Rupununi Savannahs of Guyana, South America.

Rewa, located at the confluence of the Rewa and Rupununi Rivers, is home to about 300 Amerindians of the Makushi Tribe. It is known for the famous “Rewa Eco Lodge,” luscious fishing grounds and beautiful scenery.

Sandbank – Rupununi River

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Kids of Yupukari Village in Central Rupununi, Guyana, South America enjoy some recreational and educational activities on the sandbank of the Rupununi River.

Yupukari River is home the Caiman House Eco Lodge which grew out of international research of the endangered black caiman. The black caiman is only remaining in about three places on earth – the Rupununi River being one of them.

Rupununi Scenes – Games

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Football is the traditional game of the Rupununi Savannahs. In this photo, two teams compete against each other in Kumu Village while a group of spectators cheer. In the background is the Kanuku Mountains.

Photo date: August 2014.

Rupununi Savannahs – Games

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The game of the Rupununi – like neighboring Brazil – is football. In this photo, Rupununians have fun with a game of football in the Rupununi Savannahs of Guyana, South America.

The photo above was taken around June 2014.

Children’s Mash Parade 2019 – Rupununi

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The children Mash Parade was held as a Pre-Mash celebration in Lethem, Rupununi Savannahs, Guyana, South America on the 25th of Janaury 2019. Schools from various parts of the Rupununi Savannahs came out to the town of Lethem to take part in the Mash Competitions.

Mashramani in Guyana is used to celebrate the birth of the Republic. Guyana was declared a Republic on the 23rd of February, 1970. The word Mashramani is derived from an Amerindian language and it means celebration after hard work.

In focus in the photo above are students of the Yupukari Primary School of Central Rupununi Savannahs taking part in the performances.

The photo above was taken on the 25th of January 2019 by Patrick Carpen.

Mashramani 2019 – Scenes

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Mashramani is an annual festival in Guyana which includes a parade, music, games and cooking. It is intended to celebrate the birth of the Republic on the 23rd of February 1970.

The word “Mashramni” is derived from an Amerindian language and means “celebration after hard work.”

The photo above was taken in February 2019 by Patrick Carpen.

The Ice Cream Van

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The ice cream van has been a Guyanese culture for decades, if not centuries, and it still is! Almost every child who grew up in Guyana will have memories of the ice cream van. Slow, watch for children!

The photo above was taken around May 2019 by Patrick Carpen in Golden Grove, East Bank Demerara, Guyana, South America.