Saturday, April 20, 2024

Arts & Culture

Approval of Garifuna Language in Schools Program

The Garifuna Language Commission is proud to announce the Ministry of Education’s approval of the Garifuna Language Curriculum, the related Professional Development Plan, and the implementation of the Garifuna Language in Schools Program. This significant milestone marks a pivotal moment in the preservation and revitalization of the Garifuna language and culture.

Annual Maya Wedding Re-enactment held in Corozal Town

Santa Rita archaeological site came alive on Saturday, February 24th, with the annual Maya Wedding Re-enactment event. The Belize Tourism Industry Association (BTIA) Corozal Chapter organized the event. It featured local students and a Mexican dance company showcasing the region's rich Maya-Mestizo history and culture. Attendees enjoyed a night of music, dance, and local Mestizo cuisine.

Carnaval de San Pedro opens with first ever Comparsa Talent Show

The anticipated island celebration, El Carnaval de San Pedro, opened on Saturday, February 10th, with the first-ever Comparsa Talent Show featuring several colorful dancing groups on stage. Held at Central Park under the theme 'Tributo a la Tradicion,' the festival included live entertainment, games for the children, and booths offering tasty treats and beverages.

Learn how to dance Flamenco; limited spaces available

A collaboration between Miss San Pedro Mariel Calderon’s “Empow.Her” foundation and Flamenco dance instructor Lorena Ayala is offering the opportunity to participate in a fun and cultural dance session on Saturday, February 3rd, from 6-7PM. The dance session will be held at the San Pedro Dance Academy studio on the second level of the Lions Den on Barrier Reef Drive. Even though participation is open to the general public, only limited spaces are available. The cost is $35 to cover overhead expenses. Anyone interested can contact Miss San Pedro Calderon at 607-7115.

BTIA Corozal Chapter holds its Annual Maya Reenactment Wedding Event

The Maya Reenactment Wedding is a signature event for BTIA Corozal Chapter and one which has been developed in partnership with the Corozal Town Council, NICH and the BTB. It aims to highlight the local culture in Corozal further showcasing the touristic attributes the district has to offer. The event will be celebrated on February 24th, 2024.

Belize Receives Pro-Tempore Presidency of the Mundo Maya Organization

On December 4, on the backdrop of the Honduran Archaeology Congress held in Copan Ruinas, Honduras, Belize received the pro-tempore presidency of the Mundo Maya Organization (OMM) from the Republic of Honduras, the outgoing president.

SPHS hosts another impressive Cultural Day

Belize’s multi-ethnic background came to life at the San Pedro High School (SPHS) during their annual Cultural Day on Friday, November 17th. The anticipated event welcomed friends and families to a fun day with students dressed in cultural clothing and elaborate booths showcasing the different cultures of Belize, their food, music, and history.

San Pedro’s Edwardo ‘Papo’ Alamilla tops BTB Art competition

San Pedrano and well-known artist Edwardo 'Papo' Alamilla emerged as the top winner of the Belize Tourism Board's (BTB) art competition. The Belize Tourism Through Art competition was part of the activities leading up to World Tourism Day on Wednesday, September 27th. Papo Alamilla's masterpiece, 'Our People, Our Landscapes, Our Tourism,' captivated a panel of judges well-versed in the arts by showcasing the country's tourism landscape in all its beauty, including flora, fauna, and iconic attractions.

Noche Centro Americana celebrates Central American and Mexican Independence Day

On Saturday, September 16th, the Honourable Louis Sylvester Sporting Arena hosted the annual Noche Centro Americana celebration featuring great food, entertainment, and cultural presentations....

New murals add color to downtown San Pedro Town

A set of new colorful murals were recently painted in downtown San Pedro. Houston, Texas-based artists Alex Roman Jr. (donkeeboy), his mother Sylvia Roman...

Festivities for Dia de San Pedro begin

From as early as 4AM, San Pedranos started the annual and traditional Dia de San Pedro celebrations on Thursday, June 29th. The first day of the festivities honoring the island’s Patron Saints, San Pedro and San Pablo, included a full day of activities spearheaded by the San Pedro Roman Catholic Church. The festival will span over the weekend with the Miss San Pedro Pageant and local and international entertainment at the Honourable Louis Sylvestre sporting complex.