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Suriname Jazz Festival



The XIIIth Suriname Jazz Festival starts on Wednesday October 21 and will be hosted by Hotel Krasnapolsky. Closure of the Festival will be at
Sidewalk Cafe 't VAT on Sunday October 25. Other Venues are Spice Quest (Thursday 22) and Hotel Torarica (Friday 23).

The Main Event will be on Saturday October 24 and will be hosted by "Het Surinaams Rumhuisch"

Place: Krasnapolsky, Spice Quest, Torarica, Rumhuisch, 't VAT.
Time: 08:00pm - 00.00am

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On November 25, 1975 Suriname became independent from Holland (The Netherlands) and exchanged the Status of "Part of the Royal Kingdom of The Netherlands" for the Republic of Suriname. Srefidensi is the translation in the local language for "onafhankelijkheid", the dutch translation for "Independency"
So this year we celebrate the 40th anniversary, which will of course has to be a real "Suriname thing", a huge festivity.

Place: All over the Country.
Time: All Day long

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Dec - Jan

15 - 03


The Surifesta Foundation was established in 1997 as a result of a Public-Private-Partnership between the Ministry of Transportation, Communication and Tourism (the Honorable Dick de Bye) on one hand and Sidewalk Cafe 't VAT (Jan van Charante), Bar Tori Oso (Oswaldo Braumueller) and Ms. Annemarie Hermelijn, private entrepeneurs on the other hand. Since then other private businesses joined and in 2014 a milestone was reached with the handing over of the Surifesta Owru Yari Awards in TBL Cinemas.

Main Activities, Tori Oso Kawina Festival, Firecrackershow Inner City,
Owru Yari Streetparty and Dasani New Year Party @ Sidewalk Cafe 't VAT
Dec 30: 18.00hrs
Dec 31: all day
Jan 01: 18:00hrs

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