Hiep Hiep Hooray!!! Today Suriname and Surinamese people celebrates the 39th Independence Day. On November 25, 1975 there was the day that we were no longer in the hands of the Netherlands, the Dutch people, and paved our own way as an independent country in South America. It is no secret that I was born and raised in Paramaribo, Suriname. Just like the Americans are patriotic about their USA, I am a patriot for my beloved Suriname, as you may noticed in my many outfits posts wearing my I love SU shirts no matter where I go, because I believe you must always be proud of where you come from.
Since the independence the Surinamese government is doing its very best to make Suriname stand on its own and the country is developing more and more each year. We have a long way to go, but I have high hopes for my country and the people who live in it. And that’s why every year on November 25, Suriname is celebrating Independence Day in a very big way.
In this special post I would like to share 2 videos with you of the celebration of the 30th year of independence in Paramaribo, Suriname. Well since I turned 30 myself this year, I thought it would be fun to see how Suriname celebrated their 30th as an independent country.
In the first video it was the actual Independence Day starting with the cannon shots fired by the military at 6 AM and ending with the usual fireworks, as it suits to close any Independence Day celebration. These festivities took place on the Independence Square where the Presidential Palace is. To close it off there was music and dancing. Because Surinamese people love to dance. The second video is the day after where there is a parade with all the different ethnicities that makes Suriname what Suriname is, a mixture of Creoles, Natives, Indians, Chinese, Javanese and Jewish people. All these people represent their culture in the parade. And this entire mix is known as the Surinamese culture, which I am very proud of (The very reason why I am a mixed lady myself). Please watch and enjoy the videos with me.
Independence Day celebration in Paramaribo City on November 25 2005:
Festivities in Paramaribo City on November 26 2005, the day after Independence Day:
Happy Independence Day Suriname!