EASTER is one of our nation’s most anticipated festivals where Guyanese of all backgrounds participate in the traditional kite-flying and other family activities that have become synonymous with the occasion. It is a very sacred time for Christians around the world that marks the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Easter also provides many lessons relevant to all of humanity through its teachings of tolerance, humility, love, and respect for others, while offering abundant hope that one will rise despite facing insurmountable challenges. It is that hope that gives mankind a meaningful purpose for personal and social progress.
Unfortunately, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the need to adhere to all safety-related protocols, kite flying and other activities will be limited. As such, while our celebrations will be tempted, we urge that our spirits should not be diminished as we reflect on the significance and messages of Easter and the importance it can play in helping to achieve universal peace and brotherhood among all. The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) is taking this opportunity to extend best wishes to all Guyanese, especially our brothers and sisters in the Christian communities here and abroad, for this auspicious occasion. Our party also urges adherence to all COVID-19 preventive protocols.