In Suriname, the dead before they get for convenience to the grocery store and deli is for ready-to-eat bites. It is normal to be a week in the kitchen to pamper their guests with traditional pies, casseroles, homemade cookies, home-cooked syrups and other traditional drinks etc. There’s lots of effort and costs are also considerable. Many Surinamese celebrate their birthday once every five years. But then perfect!
The most important is the "bigiyari" if someone is celebrating a special birthday namely a jubilee year (10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100 years). Of course this varies from person to person and yet a lot depending on the cultural background of the person. In any event, part of a celebration is music and this can be heard in the large circumference. Whether it's a live band, a brass band or a DJ, the sound will dominate the party mood.
Previously in Suriname a relative who birthday was early in the morning ashing trumpet choir. The trumpet is another word for the slide trumpet or trombone. The group could consist of two men or more. It’s generally a small group. This group usually has a musical instrument trumpet with them. The band often plays a fixed and known repertoire with religious origins. The musicians make for a short part of the meeting and will be welcomed as friends of the family with food and drinks. If a trumpet choir also has a artists this is called a Great Trumpet Choir. A di mi yere yu friyari
"A di mi yere yu friyari" is a popular birthday song in Suriname. The tekst is in Sranantongo (Surinaams). The song consists of only two verses, the first or both may be sung. Children like to scream after the first verse "hachoo" (a naboosting of genies). The melody comes from the famous "The Batlle Hymn of the Republic, the anthem of the US civil war, is more famous for the chorus," Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!".
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