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The carnivals of Guyana: a riot of colour!

A girl dressed for carnival in French Guiana
Traditions are deeply rooted in Guyana, like the carnival which occupies pride of place in local life, as you can see in these images by Nicolas Quendez. Prepare to feast your eyes!
The 2017 Maripasoula Parade

the carnival is celebrated everywhere in Guyana, even deep in the interior (there are no roads to Maripasoula: you can only get there by plane or the Maroni river).

The carnivals of Guyana: a riot of colour!
The 2017 Maripasoula Parade

the carnival is celebrated everywhere in Guyana, even deep in the interior (there are no roads to Maripasoula: you can only get there by plane or the Maroni river).

The 2017 Kourou Parade

A festive atmosphere and a riot of costumes, with Creole, Brazilian and Asian influences!

The carnivals of Guyana: a riot of colour!
The 2017 Kourou Parade:

cross-border influences from Brazil!

The carnivals of Guyana: a riot of colour!
The 2017 Maripasoula Parade

a place many of its inhabitants have chosen as their home – it's a place that evokes strong feelings!

The carnivals of Guyana: a riot of colour!

The 2017 Kourou Parade

French Guiana and gold: a long history which has made a profound impact…

The carnivals of Guyana: a riot of colour!

The 2017 Kourou Parade

feathers, sequins and colourful if somewhat skimpy costumes!

The carnivals of Guyana: a riot of colour!
The 2017 Kourou Parade

feathers, sequins and colourful if somewhat skimpy costumes!