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Favorite thing: Though Suriname is a small country in South American continent, they're not influenced by the latin-american culture.
I'd describe Suriname as having a caribbean culture, with a capital full of Dutch colonial architecture! (UNESCO herritage)
Only a small part of the country is inhabited, mainly along the coast. This small population harbours a great variety of ethnicities, cultures and religions, with much mixture and integration: the ingredients for delicious food!
Another thing what's making this country so beautiful: the uninhabited virgin Amazone rainforest.
When coming to Suriname you should definately make trips to see and experience this unique biodiversity. Brownberg is the most popular nature reservate to visit, since it's not so distanced from the city (still a 5-hour drive!)
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Favorite thing: Surinam people love Marathons!
They walk marathons several times a year.
The biggest Marathon is the 4-day marathon during the Easter holidays.
With lot of music and people in costume it has evolved into a unique cultural parade with international participants.
It's comparable with carnaval!
Thousands of people participate in the marathon (3000 annually on average), which attracts many more thousands of spectators.
It's more fun to walk, then beeing a spectator, it's no problem to sign in at an organisation.
Favorite thing: 1st of July, you'll experience on of the biggest national holidays of Surinam: Keti Koti.
It means "Cut the Chains" the abolition of slavery in Suriname (1863)
Everybody celebrates freedom & emancipation with lots of music & food everywhere.
Streets are full of people making music and stands with good food and nice souvenirs.
The Palmentuin is well known for the biggest festivities during these kind of holidays.
Fondest memory: lots of music and good food everywhere!
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Favorite thing: When visiting Suriname, it's good to knwo wich holidays you'll experience. All holidays are celebrated ery big with lots of food and music!:
New Year - 31 December & 1 January
Holi Phagwa - March (Hindu New year)
Easter - April
'Wandelmars'- April (sort of Surinam carnaval)
Labour day- 1 May
Mothersday - May
Fathersday - June
Keti Koti - 1 July (freedom)
Native people day (Indians) - 9 August
Independance day - 25 November
Chlidren day - 5 December
Christmas 25-26 December
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