Roman Catholics on Ambergris Caye celebrate Dia de San Pedro 2020

Monday, June 29th, 2020

Honoring the island’s Patron Saint St. Peter, Catholic residents observed ‘El Dia de San Pedro’ on Monday, June 29th with holy mass, a boat and street procession plus the blessing of fishermen’s vessels that asks for a successful fishing season.

2020 dia de san pedroThe annual festivities will be different this year, without the usual extravaganza held at the Honourable Louis Sylvestre Sporting Complex often featuring local and international entertainment.

2020 dia de san pedroEvents for the day began at 4AM with a Fisherman’s Mass, followed by breakfast an hour later. At 6AM a boat procession departed from the Municipal Dock heading to the Embarcadero (docking site) on the lagoon side.

2020 dia de san pedroThe procession was joined by another group of boats on the lagoon, making the gathering one of the largest in recent times.

2020 dia de san pedroAfterward, all boats were blessed and a parade left towards the Catholic Church by the Central Park. At 12 noon, the less privileged were provided lunch at the Lions Den. An outdoor mass is scheduled for later in the evening, beginning at 6:30PM at the Central Park and ending the day of religious activities with a procession.

To find out more about the traditional celebration visit the virtual exhibition at the San Pedro House of Culture’s Facebook page:

Feliz dia de San Pedro a todos!


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