Owru Yari – Paramaribo – Suriname
(photo’s made in 2014-(2015))
info wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Year%27s_Eve#Suriname
During New Year’s Eve in Suriname, the Surinamese population goes into cities’ commercial districts to watch fireworks shows. This is a spectacle based on the famous red-firecracker-ribbons. The bigger stores invest in these firecrackers and display them in the streets. Every year the length of them is compared, and high praises are held for the company that has managed to import the largest ribbon. These celebrations start at 10 am and finish the next day. The day is usually filled with laughter, dance, music, and drinking. When the night starts, the big street parties are already at full capacity. The most popular fiesta is the one that is held at café ‘t Vat in the main tourist district. The parties there stop between 10 and 11 pm after which the people go home to light their pagaras (red-firecracker-ribbons) at midnight. After midnight, the parties continue and the streets fill again until daybreak.
And from what i know the celebration starts at 11:59:59 at least the fireworks does till 19:00 hours. The fireworks is to chase off and get rid off the bad spirits, after that you go home and take a bath with oils and natural herbs to clean or clens yourself.
To start the year fresh and clensed and you celibrate that of course.
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( sweet Karin from, The non existent Center, showed my cousin (Jascha Hoste) and me around) (Jascha Hoste http://www.lost-in-time-ue.nl/index.php?mact=Gallery,m6e73e,default,1&m6e73edir=Mining%2FMine-S-S-July-2013&m6e73ereturnid=56&pagina=56)
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