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Guiana : Discover the country's culture

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The Mécènes and the Blue Stars, sold in a compilation during carnival.

Guiana : Discover the country's history

Historical dates

1500:The Spanish discover the coasts of Guiana.
1638:merchants of Rouen find Cayenne.
1647:the British seize the territories.
1677:Guiana is under French domination.
1794:slavery is abolished.
1852:the penal colony is officially instituted.
1854:the discovery of gold.
1946:Guiana becomes an overseas French department.
1964:the installation of Guiana's spatial centre in Kourou.
1975:, Guiana gets the status of region.
1989:first conference of the American Indians of Guiana.

Guiana : Stay up to date on the country's holidays and events

Events

January 1st:New Year's Day.
From the 1st Sunday following Epiphany to Ash Wednesday: Carnival.
June 10: Abolition of slavery day.
local festivities (patronal festivities):
July 7: Mana.
August 8: Roura.
August 10:Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni.
August 16: Saint-Georges-de-l'Oyapock.
August 27: Iracoubo.
September 8: Rémire-Montjoly.
September 17: Sinnamary.
September 29: Matoury.
October 15: Ste Thérèse d'Avila in Cayenne.
November 25: St. Catherine Laouré in Kourou.
December 26: St. Etienne, Régina.

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