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The Culture of Suriname the Spectacular

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Amy Waine

on 12 April 2018

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Transcript of The Culture of Suriname the Spectacular

The Culture of the Spontaneous
By: Sydnee Allen
Famous People
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink was born in Paramaribo, Suriname, he's famous for playing on various teams. Henck Arron was also born in Paramaribo, he was the prime minister of Suriname. Tyrone Cliton Spong is also from Paramaribo, and is a professional boxer, former kick boxer, and mixedd martial artist
The most popular sport played in Suriname is football (soccer), volleyball, and basketball. Suriname has no professional sports teams, but several Surinamese people have become well-known members of European soccer clubs. Anthony Nest took the gold in the olympics in the 100-meter butterfly at the 1988 Seoul Games and won bronze in that same event at the 1992 Barcelona Games.

Saoto is a soup that is originally from Java, Indonesia, but with a little Surinamese touch. It is served with side dishes and is pretty spicy. Pom is a very popular party dish of Creole origin. Also, salted meat and stockfish (bakkeljauw) are widely used. Yardlong beans, okra, and eggplant are examples of vegetables in the Surinamese kitchen.
Surinamese people celebrate a holiday called Diwali. Diwali is also known as Deepavali, Dipavali, Dewali, Deepawali or the Festival of Lights. It is celebrated on the 15th day of Kartika (October/November) in the Hindu calendar. Diwali celebrations can last for about five days. Holi phagwa, also known as the "festival of colours", signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, end of winter, and for many a festive day to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair broken relationships. It is also celebrated as a thanksgiving for a good harvest.


The Constitution of Suriname provides for the freedom of religion. This freedom makes the country as home to many diverse religious groups and religious communities. The major religions of Suriname as of 2013 are Hinduism, Islam, Christianity.

Education in Suriname is guaranteed by the state. Primary schooling of 6 years takes place at over 400 schools scattered throughout the country. The country’s higher education system includes 5 teacher training colleges, 5 higher professional institutes, and a number of research bodies.
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