On Saturday September 21, 2013 the Celebration of Independence took place country-wide in Belize. September in Belize is all about celebration and fun. Hearing lots of soca and punta music and people dancing in parades, and seeing buildings dressed up in the red, white and blue streamers, which are the colors of Belize's Flag. It is very fun to see the celebration in San Pedro and around Belize. Colorful costumes and some glitery costume brought the people's attention in each group participants. From smallest child to a grown up adult, each person enjoyed the parade. They dance and celebrated throughout the streets waving some Belize flags. Each group danced and had their moves on and lots of energy to be parading throughout town. The celebration in san Pedro was very excited to see.We hope that next year turns out to be bigger and better. We thank the Town Council for putting the activities in the island.
Each group had different theme of color and costume that presented their group. Here are the winners of this year's Parade.
1st Place - Wil Alamilla - "Shaping up a colorful future"
2nd Place - Wings
1st Place - San Pedro AIDS Commission
2nd Place - Sajia's Construction
3rd Place - Just Friends
Wil Alamilla "Shaping up a colorful future"
Little Dynamic Stars
All winners can pass by at the San Pedro Town Council to collect their prize.
Here are some photos of the parade on the 21 of September:
Monday, 23 September 2013
September in Belize is mostly celerbration. It is the month when we celebrate our 21st Independence and our 10th of Battle of St George's Caye Day. September 19 is now recognized as Service Day For the Memoral Day of George Cadle Price. Service Day is a day when people volunteer to to help the community to become a better community. On Friday September 20, 2013 everyone gathered at the Central Park to enjoy and celebrated the coming of Independence. At 10pm the group of San Pedro dance Group along with 2013/2014 Miss San Pedro Solani Graniel marched their way to Central. The show started with Master of Ceremony Angel Nunez spoke the night away as he went presenting the Minister's and the Mayor. First up was Mayor Daniel Guerrero, gave a speech of planning to fix things up in the island, Welcome Address Wally Nunez, and Vote of Thank by Kenrick William Brackett. After the Official Ceremony, The night went on with presentation dance called ‘’Lucio Groupo de Generacion’’ Showcased their talent and they did a great job presenting their dances. A young lady took the stage for herself as she sang a song called “Madonna-La Isla Bonita.” The presentation continued as the Lucio groupo De Generacion continued their entertainment by presentating their Soca Dance. Shortly before 12 Midnight, a group of Army Dressed in White and Black stood up in line, while the Belize National song was played. While playing the national song, the raising of the flag and their after Solani Graniel was walked along the stage and given the respect of Miss San Pedro. A display of Firework was then showcased at 12 Midnight. This event was presented to by the Town Council and we thank them for this kind of events. Happy Birthday Belize @ 32 yrs "September 21, 2013" Here are some photos of Friday 20,2013 event:
|The Rasing ofthe flag.|
|The Cadets joined as they stood up for the National Anthem|
|Fire Works Display |