One of Guyana’s largest events, the Rupununi Rodeo is held in Lethem during the Easter weekend. The festival commemorates the ranching history and lifestyle of the region. This is the time when vaqueros showcase their skills in bareback bronc riding, team roping, bull-riding, barrel-racing and more. Lots of local beer, food, music, local craft offerings, and parties add to the experience. Most people can be seen decked out in their best cowboy boots and hats. On Easter Monday the following day, the indigenous village of Sand Creek hosts its own rodeo, offering travellers a similar yet more intimate experience, so if you miss one, you can always experience the other.