Indian Arrival Day

Genre : Festival
Principal country concerned : Column : History/society

Georgetown (Guyana): People in Guyana are all set to celebrate the 168th anniversary of the arrival of Indians in this Caribbean country with a series of events.

May 5 is observed as Indian Arrival Day in Guyana. It was on this day in 1838 that the first group of indentured labour from India arrived in Guyana to work in sugar plantations. Their descendants today comprise 50 percent of Guyana's population of over 750,000.

A series of fairs, called Indian Melas, are being organised by the Indian Arrival Committee (IAC), a non-profit, non-governmental organisation formed in early 2003.


  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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