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Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham became the first prime minister of the newly independent Guyana and led the country from 1966 to 1980. Independence Day celebrations in Guyana include military parades, cultural dances and performances, patriotic songs, fireworks displays and other festivities across the country. The golden arrowhead on Guyana’s flag, adopted after independence, represents its growth potential as a new nation. Guyana Independence Day holds special significance in the hearts of its people, symbolizing their resilience, unity, and determination to chart their course as a sovereign nation.