Though the article is on Phagwa celebrations for 2013, we need to recognize, here in Trinidad and Tobago, we have so much to celebrate despite what else may be going on. I am putting it out there we are perhaps one of the few countries that can peacefully celebrate three different occasions of importance/significance. we can say there is no real prejudice or fear in expressing our selves through art, religion or which ever form of expression we choose. we may for the most part mis- understand some of what is present (or for the younger ones) there may be some who do not know of some of our treasures- but the fact remains treasures we do have; whether we see them as such, is a different kettle of fish.
This year for Easter Weekend, there will also be Baptist Liberation day observances as well as Phagwa celebrations. The wind will be carrying Kites, abeer and invocations to all corners of the twin islands. benediction to deities will be plentiful during this time. It is a great occassion for all the religions to pray even more fervently for this nation, for guidance, for understanding and for wisdom.
All I really want to say is be joyful in the fact we can celebrate our differences, try to appreciate what we have and if you don’t know, go and seek.