Photographer's Note

This is an image from Diwali in Georgetown, Guyana. Diwali is the Hindu festival of lights, celebrated annually in October or November.

Guyana is quite ethnically diverse, and the population along the coast is almost equally split between Indo-Guyanese and Afro-Guyanese, with a small Chinese minority. (Guyana's interior is dominated by the native peoples, referred to collectively as Amerindians.) Because of this diversity of ethnicities, efforts have been made to officially recognize the major holidays of all dominant religions, including Hinduism, Islam, and Christianity.

Nobody has marked this note useful

Photo Information
  • Copyright: Mango Street (reds) (8)
  • Genre: People
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2007-11-09
  • Categories: Festivals
  • Exposure: f/2.8, 1/60 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2008-04-17 14:15
Viewed: 8644
Points: 0
  • None
Additional Photos by Mango Street (reds) (8)
  • Potaro-Siparuni photo
  • Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo photo
  • Demerara-Mahaica photo
View More Pictures