Indigenous Heritage Month

Indigenous Heritage Month is held every September to honour Guyana’s Indigenous Nations, who were the first peoples to settle in Guyana. This is a great time to see the far-flung villages of the country in the middle of vibrant festivities.  The celebration always commences with an indigenous religious service on the last day in August followed by a week-long cultural extravaganza, featuring various indigenous groups showcasing their food, music, arts and crafts at the Whirlwind Village located in the National Exhibition Center in Sophia, Georgetown. Almost every indigenous village has a celebratory event, but only one village is selected by the Heritage Committee to host the annual Heritage Day celebrations on the 10th of September every year.  You can learn more on the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs website.