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Pâques en Guyane, une fête traditionnelle et religieuse

French Guiana is a melting pot of populations from different continents. There are populations of Amerindian, Bushinengue, Creole, European, Hmong, Chinese, Brazilian, Surinamese and Haitian origin.

Each of these cultures brings its own customs and traditions, resulting in a beautiful mix that makes Guyana an incredible destination to visit to learn, enrich and discover new things. From colorful religious ceremonies to gastronomic delights of all kinds, Guyana offers a variety of ways to explore and experience its vibrant culture.


Easter in April, A Religious Feast Above All

Easter is widely celebrated in French Guiana. The event marks the resurrection of Jesus Christ in Christian traditions and is observed as a religious celebration above all else.

Each year on Easter Sunday, churches in Guyana fill with worshippers dressed in their finest for services and prayers.

Despite its religious aspect, Easter in French Guiana is also a time of celebration, when people gather with family and friends for meals and parties held on these holy days.

Easter in French Guiana, an opportunity to get together with family and friends

Easter in Guyana is a busy time, full of festive activities and wonderful traditions to share with family members.

From traditional foods like awara broth to the folk songs that fill the air in villages and towns on Easter Sunday, Guyana truly comes alive to celebrate this holiday.

Of course, no Easter celebration would be complete without an egg hunt, which is very popular with children at this time of year.


How is Easter organized in Guyana?

Stations of the Cross at Easter

Easter is a special time of year for Christians in Guyana, and a meaningful way to celebrate it is to participate in the Stations of the Cross. People gather in public places, outdoor spaces or churches to commemorate Jesus' journey to Calvary. It is an emotional experience as people commemorate Jesus' suffering and feel connected with others who share their faith.

Masses at Easter

The Easter Mass in Guyana is a special time of celebration and reflection on the resurrection of Christ. It is the ultimate example of faith, and serves to remind believers around the world that the power of their Lord cannot be defeated. In churches and homes across the country, the faithful gather to share unique moments.

Things to do in Guyana on Easter

One of the best things to do when visiting Guyana at Easter is to discover the handcrafted boughs sold in the markets. Wander among them and you'll find a colorful array of wood carvings, jewelry, colorful pottery and brightly decorated woven baskets.

As you get closer to the artisans and their creations, be sure to take a few moments to hear their stories. It's a wonderful way to learn more about the culture and get some unique souvenirs that are sure to fuel conversations back home.

Awara Broth, the must-try dish at Easter in Guyana

Easter in Guyana is an exciting time, especially for foodies. The traditional dish that reappears year after year is awara broth.

This tasty stew is prepared with awara, a small orange fruit well known to all Guyanese and which covers the palm trees of the same name during this period. Traditional dish par excellence, the awara broth proudly sits on all Guyanese tables on Easter Sunday and Monday. Requiring long hours of preparation, it is a dish full of flavors that also consists of 5 vegetables (spinach, green beans, spicy cucumbers, cabbage and cucumber), smoked meats and fish, cured meats and, depending on taste, shellfish (shrimp and crab).

The awara broth is considered by many Guyanese as a true institution, a treasure of the local gastronomy, representative of their culture and history.

Its perfect combination of ingredients from the ocean and the land is at the heart of all Easter celebrations in the country. Would you like to make this incredible recipe after a trip to the Cayenne market? Europcar lists you step by step how to make awara broth.


What is awara ?

awara fruit is a unique and delicious addition to Guyanese cuisine. Native to the region, it is a tropical fruit with a sweet taste that appeals to people of all ages.

While some find its texture unappealing due to its rough exterior, experienced eaters seek it out for its distinct flavor and nutritional value.

After being harvested, awara is pressed to extract a juice that is boiled for a long time to reduce it to a paste that is used to make awara broth. Rich in fiber, vitamin C and other essential vitamins, awara is not only tasty but also very good for your health!

For locals and tourists alike, tasting this delectable fruit is an essential part of experiencing Guyana's culinary culture!

Rent a Car in Guyana at Easter

This Easter, consider renting a car in Guyana ! With incredible natural wonders, delicious local cuisine and unique cultural attractions, there is so much to explore and discover in this incredible country.

Europcar offers vehicles suitable for different types of travelers. From the budget conscious to the luxury conscious, to those looking for something a little more off the beaten path.

Whether you're traveling alone or with your family, renting a car will give you a unique experience during the Easter festivities.

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