GUYANA, November 10, 2012 (Stabroek News): Starting tonight, gorgeous float parades will illuminate the roadways in various parts of the country as the Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabha holds its eagerly anticipated annual Deepavali motorcades.
According to a press release from the Sabha, the annual Deepavali motorcades have been consistently organized for the last 38 years and have become synonymous with the celebration of Diwali in Guyana. Guyanese, young and old and from all walks of life, line the streets each year to view the spectacular floats which are true testimony of Guyanese creativity.
Motorcades will be held in each of the Sabha's Praants. The release noted that the biggest and final motorcade will be held on Monday in Georgetown/ East Coast Demerara. Beautifully illuminated floats will assemble at the Shri Krishna Mandir, Campbellville at 6 pm and then move towards the LBI Community Centre Ground where there will be a fabulous cultural programme featuring a number of top artistes. Over $3 million in prizes and trophies will be presented to the best floats.
Events already completed on the Sabha's Diwali calendar include Diwali Utsav at the National Stadium featuring outstanding performances from leading Bollywood Playback singer, Shreya Ghoshal, and her troupe; Rangoli competitions and a Diwali village.