Beautiful young women in impressive costumes and live steel pan music greeted passengers at the country’s main port of entry – the Cheddi Jagan International Airport – this morning, January 20, 2015 as part of the airport’s pre-Mashramani activities.
The Caribbean Airlines initiative saw three young ladies handing out CAL’s brand items. Kinjaz Pan Ensemble, a seven piece steel ensemble, entertained passengers and airport users for more than three hours.
Over the next two days [February 21 and 22] passengers arriving on CAL during the morning period will be in for the treat.
Meanwhile, the management of CJIA has upped its ante on its Mashramani’s observations. Apart from decorating the terminal building’s exterior, management has used local designer, Maxi Williams, to showcase two of his creations in the Arrivals Hall.
Mashramani is an annual festival that celebrates Guyana becoming a Republic in 1970. The festival, usually held on 23 February includes a parade, music, games and cooking and is intended to commemorate the "Birth of the Republic". The word "Mashramani" is derived from an Amerindian language and in translation means "the celebration after hard work". It is one of the most colourful of all the country's festivals.
This year’s theme is “One People, One Culture, One Celebration”.