Texila American University (TAU) for the first time since its operation in 2010 joined Guyana in celebrating its recent 44th Republic anniversary on the 23rd February, 2014. Mashramani is an Amerindian word which means “Celebration after Hard Work”. This year Mashramani was celebrated under the theme “Cultural Folklore; Celebrating 44″, it is most commonly known as “Mash”. This is one of the most anticipated festivals for Guyanese; since they are given the opportunity to mix, mingle and design costumes, art and music to depict their rich cultural heritage. It is usually followed by a hive of activities which includes calypso, steel band, soca and chutney competitions. We at TAU were most proud to part-take in the cultural celebrations.