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.