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COURTS CHRISTMAS LIGHT-UP TRADITION – by Francis Quamina Farrier

COURTS CHRISTMAS LIGHT-UP TRADITION – by Francis Quamina Farrier

 Melissa Vandeyar; Winning COURTS singer

Melissa Vandeyar; Winning COURTS singer

While it is not any way near the grand mega Christmas Tree light-up at Rockefeller Plaza in midtown Manhattan, New York City, the relative modest COURTS Christmas tree Light-up here on Main Street in downtown Georgetown, Guyana, has also now become an annual Guyanese Christmas tradition. Many Guyanese look forward to it eagerly. In a way, this COURTS Christmas tradition, is now an  important element of the Guyanese Christmas Season, in what is now a much cleaner capital city, Georgetown.

On the day in question, in this Jubilee Year 2016, it was Friday November 11, the southern block of Main Street, between Quamina Street and Church Street, was blocked off to vehicular traffic. That is part of this annual Christmas tradition. A temporary stage was set-up across the western pavement, and jumbo public address systems, put in place. It was another COURTS Christmas Trees Light-Up, and the building up of another phase of a Guyana Christmas tradition.   Continue reading

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