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Issue #019, April 19, 2014—P is for Pagara
April 19, 2014
Dear VIP (Very Important Adventuress)

P is for Pagara

Pagara are the famous red Chinese fireworks set off to welcome the New Year in Paramaribo, Suriname (formerly Dutch Guayana), South American.

Every December 31st, businesses in downtown Paramaribo, the capital of Suriname, close early for a giant street party. The main attraction is the igniting of a string of red Chinese firecrackers called pagara.

This probably the most popular of Suriname’s annual celebrations, attracting thousands of Surinamers and (predominantly Dutch) tourists.

I was there that day with my Suriname friend and photographer Plu. To read the rest of the story, see some of my pix and view a noisy YouTube video, CLICK HERE

Tomorrow’s AtoZ Challenge: Tomorrow’s AtoZ Challenge: For the letter Q, I’ll tell you about Portugal’s historic Queluz Palace.

—Carolyn V. Hamilton, Editor and Chief Adventuress

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