||The Arawak Amerindian word ‘Mashirimehi’, which means "cooperative effort", is considered the root of Mashramani.
The first Mashramani festival was celebrated on Feb 23rd, 1970 in the mining town of Linden.
This year Guyana celebrated its 40th year as a republic nation under the theme 'Embracing our Diversity, Celebrating our Heritage.
On the 28th February, 2010 Linden had their share of Mash as it came back to its birth place.
Thousands of revelers danced their way from Mackenzie Sports Club Ground to Christianburg Community Centre as numerous spectators fill the main road ways of Mackenzie and Wismar.