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    Posted January 1, 2013 by
    Paramaribo, Suriname
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    Welcome, 2013!

    Pagara Estafette in Paramaribo, Suriname

    Every 31st of December the shops in downtown Paramaribo end the year with shooting of long firecrackers. At noon the first string of firecrackers (pagara) is shot.This has become a part of Suriname's diverse culture and also a tourist attraction. Thousands of people gather in downtown Paramaribo to experience this colorful event.Ear protectors are distributed.
    It's an event you should experience at least once in your life.
    I hereby welcome you to 'Switi Sranan' (Sweet Suriname)!!!
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