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Flag Raising Ceremony – Independence Day Guyana

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Last updated: March 6, 2023 at 20:54 pm

flag photoFlag raising ceremony is held at the break of Independence Day – just after midnight of May 25th each year – to usher in the celebration of Independence Day in Guyana.

Independence Day is observed across Guyana to remember Guyana’s independence from the British Crown.

On May, 26, 1966, Guyana became an independent nation and changed its name from “British Guiana” to “Guyana.”

The flag raising ceremony to mark Guyana’s independence is held at various marked locations across the country at the dawn of Independence Day – May 26 each year.

During the flag raising ceremony, the British Flag, Union Jack, is lowered and the Guyanese flag, the Golden Arrow Head, is hoisted in a symbolic show of Guyana’s independence.

But whether the winning of independence is good or bad thing is a matter of personal taste and debate. I will be discussing this subject in some of my commentaries.

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