San Pedro to celebrate Belize’s rich culture on Pan-American Day

Monday, October 7th, 2013

SPRCS Cultural Day-9The San Pedro Cultural Committee, working along with the San Pedro Town Council, The San Pedro House of Culture and Karl H Menzies (Heineken) will be celebrating the first ever San Pedro Cultural Day. The event is scheduled for October 12th to coincide with Pan-American Day (Dia de las Rasas) at the San Pedro Central Park. The theme for the celebration is entitled “Promoting Unity through Cultural Diversity – Belize, a melting pot.”

SPRCS Cultural Day-20The event will include a wide variety of Belizean folk and cultural dances, representative of the various cultural groups in Belize. In addition, visitors and residents will have the one of a kind opportunity to savor the various authentic cultural dishes representative of Belize’s cuisine. “This event is in accordance with our municipality’s commitment to strengthen the cultural fabric of the island. Belize is so small, but we are able to appreciate it various ethnic groups. If there is one thing that can bring Belizeans together, it is our culture. This is a perfect opportunity to display what makes Belize different from other countries in this region. We are a mix pot of various cultures in one single country,” commented Guillermo “Mito” Paz, Deputy Mayor of San Pedro with responsibility of tourism and culture on the island.

The event will kick off with a short ceremony, followed by many cultural dances and end with a free dance party. Food booths with strictly Belizean cuisine will be available, with ample seating for those wishing to dine and enjoy the cultural presentations.

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