Suriname celebrates its 48th Independence Day

Celebrate the vibrant spirit and rich culture of Suriname on its 48th Independence Day.

Suriname is set to welcome its 48th Independence Day.
Suriname is set to welcome its 48th Independence Day.

Paramaribo, Suriname: Suriname set to celebrate its 48th Independence Day on Friday, November 25, 2023. The country is one of the most ethnically diverse and has a rich cultural heritage.

The region is paradisiacal in addition to its natural beauty and status as one of the three carbon-negative nations worldwide. 

Activities on Suriname Independence Day 2023

Discussion of Suriname

Sustainable development and indigenous knowledge are realms in which Suriname excels. There should be greater awareness of an outstanding nation.

Air shows and parades.

On the day of Independence, people will witness air displays and parades. Natives are asked to participate in the festivities and celebrate the freedom of their nation.

Celebrate the freedom to be

Do something you have always dreamt of today- just because you can. Perhaps you can finally start that new project or say what you want to say to someone special.

Suriname Independence Day is a tribute to a small country with a huge heart.

History of Suriname Independence Day

The fertile land and rivers became home to plantation colonies established by Dutch and English settlers. When the disputes arose during the Second Anglo-Dutch War in 1667, a peace treaty ensured the Dutch kept Suriname.

The Creole members of the National Party of Suriname (NPS) started a debate to push for complete Independence. 

As a result, on November 25, 1975, Suriname gained its Independence. Henck Arron became the country’s first Prime Minister, who was then leader of the National Party of Suriname, while Johan Ferrier, former governor, became the first President of Suriname.

Notably, the country was formerly known as Dutch Guiana and later Surinam. In January 1978, the official spelling changed from Surinam to Suriname. 

Suriname Culture

Suriname culture is a blend of African, European and Asian influences. The country has a diversity of population with people from India, Africa, the Netherlands, Indonesia and China. 

Its culture is reflected in sports, literature, art, craft, performance, cuisines and religion. The most famous sports in the country are football, volleyball and basketball.

Over 90% of the country is covered by tropical rain forest. Dutch is the official language in Suriname, but most people speak a Creole language at home; this Creole language is called Sranan Tongo.