Dia de San Pedro ends with international show featuring Mexican singer Pedro Fernandez
Monday, June 27th, 2022
Unlike other years, when Dia de San Pedro was more of a religious celebration, this year took a different twist featuring the Miss San Pedro Pageant (usually held in September) along with an upgrade in entertainment. The San Pedro Town Council organized the two-day event on June 24-25, including international DJ Osocity and Mexican singer Jose Martin Cuevas Cobos, popularly known by his stage name Pedro Fernandez. A large Mariachi band from Mexico City accompanied Fernandez and delighted hundreds of islanders on the festival’s closing night.
The pageant on Friday saw the selection of a new beauty ambassador for San Pedro Town. After a show where four candidates vied for the coveted crown, 20-year-old Faith Edgar was selected as Miss San Pedro 2022-2023. Immediately after, Belizean DJs, DJ Bigz, Shyfta, Cloud 9, and Dalla entertained the crowd before the main event of the after-party. International DJ Osocity lit up the stage after midnight and put up a show that had everyone dancing non-stop.
Pedro Fernandez concert
The second day included minor performances on stage by Valentina from Chetumal City, Mexico, and music from local DJs. Later in the evening, a magnificent mariachi band started playing traditional songs, with people flocking to the stage. Affectionately known as ‘Pedrito,’ Fernandez began the show in a Mariachi outfit. Fernandez’s fans enjoyed Ranchera (music genre) after Ranchera. His almost two-hour show included well-known songs like ‘Yo no Fui,’ ‘Amarte a la Antigua, ‘Me Encantas, and the iconic ‘La de la Mochila Azul,’ which he first sang when Fernandez was seven years old.
The religious part of the celebration, held every year in honor of the island’s Patron Saint of the fishermen, St. Peter (San Pedro), is taking place on Wednesday, June 29th, with the annual fishermen’s mass starting at 4AM in the Catholic Church. The activity will include a breakfast followed by a boat procession at 6AM from the municipal dock. It ends on the lagoon side of the island, where Father Eduardo Montemayor will bless the boats and the fishermen.
Everyone is invited to be part of these activities spearheaded by the San Pedro Roman Catholic Church.
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