Sunday Birdsong

On Sunday mornings, people – mostly men – engage in peaceful yet secretly cutthroat birdsong competitions on the Onafhankelijkheidsplein. Everyone brings their favorite twatwa (song bird), usually a seed finch purchased from Amerindian people in the interior. The twatwa that can best belt out a song wins. Something of a national obsession, this competition is well worth observing if you're in Parbo on a Sunday.