NGC Urges Garinagu and Belizeans to Celebrate Safely

Wednesday, November 18th, 2020

As we are quickly approaching Garifuna Settlement Day on November 19, 2020, National Garifuna Council is urging Garinagu and Belizeans to be safe and take all relevant precautions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Data released from the Office of the Director of Health Services indicate that we currently have 2,181 active cases in Belize and current cases in all major municipalities in the country. NGC has been working diligently over the past few weeks to host a variety of virtual activities and to ensure that we are still able to celebrate and highlight the vibrant Garifuna culture, language, music and dance, while keeping social interaction to a minimum.

NGC encourages everyone to stay home, avoid crowds, wear their masks properly, wash and/or sanitize hands regularly, practice social distancing protocols and other preventative measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our beautiful Belize.

Once again, the theme chosen for this year is “Garinagu: úara, here; awansera asta lidan liderenouga.” Garinagu: United and Strong, moving forward despite challenges. We must all work together to decrease the number of COVID-19 cases and abide by the rules and policies of our country.

Visit our Facebook page to find out more about cultural activities leading up to November 19th.


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