Yong Hua Chinese Restaurant



  • Limited lot parking
  • Takeaways
  • Reservation
  • Good for groups
  • Good for kids
  • Waiter service

FOOD: 3/5

LOCATION: J. D. Gomperstraat 136, Paramaribo, Suriname (beside Best Mart)

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How to Holi in Suriname

Holi Phagwa also known as the Festival of Colors is celebrated every March in Suriname. It marks the victory of good over evil. It is a celebration where people (friends or strangers alike) smeared each other with different colors as a sign of love and belongingness.

In other Hindu tradition, it is a day for leaving the past and conflicts behind. It also signifies the coming of the new season, Spring, and people symbolized it as a start of a new beginning.


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Sipaliwini Village

Sipaliwini is an Indian village found in the Sipaliwini District (the border of Suriname and Brazil). It takes a 2-hour flight from Suriname and 2 hours back via the Cessna 206. There are only 2 to 3 flights per month, mostly government flights.

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National Day for Indigenous People

Also known as Ingi Dei, is a national holiday celebrated every August 9 to acknowledge the indigenous people living in Suriname. The indigenous tribes include the Arawaks and Caribs, considered to be the largest group, followed by the Akurio, Trió, Warrau and Wayana.

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Keti Koti 2016 in Suriname

Keti Koti is a Sranantongo word that means “the chains are broken” or “the chains are cut”. It marks the end of slavery in Suriname from the Netherlands in July 1, 1863.

Keti Koti became a national holiday and is celebrated every July 1 in Suriname, Dutch Antilles and in major Dutch cities like Amsterdam and Rotterdam.

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