Wednesday, May 22, 2024


Activities announced for Garifuna Settlement Day in San Pedro

The island Garifuna community has prepared a program listing the celebrations regarding this year’s Garifuna Settlement Day. The activities started on Tuesday, November 15th, with drumming sessions at the central park and will span through the 19th, when the Garifuna Settlement Day, a public and bank holiday, will be observed across the country.

Ambergris Caye celebrates Garifuna Settlement Day

Every year on November 19th, Belize celebrates the Garifuna culture by honoring the arrival of the Garinagu people to Belize in 1802. This year, the Garifuna Settlement Day celebrations were again observed on the La Isla Bonita with traditional drumming, dancing, singing, and the re-enactment of the Garifuna’s arrival to the country performed at Central Park.

Minister of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Meets with Maya Leadership

Shortly after the general elections in November, the new Briceño administration announced the creation of the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs to be led by Hon. Dolores Balderamos Garcia. The Indigenous peoples of Belize are comprised of the Kekchi, Mopan, Yucatec Maya and the Garifuna who all make up approximately 18% of the country’s population.

Isla Bonita Elementary School’s annual Cultural Day celebrates Belize’s diversity

On Friday, January 31st, the public was invited to Isla Bonita Elementary School (IBES) to partake in their Culture Day. Held every year, each level from Infant one to Standard six is assigned a cultural group to represent.

Isla Bonita Elementary School celebrates Cultural Day 2019

Throughout the day, students had the opportunity to showcase their knowledge on the country’s various ethnic groups to visitors.

San Pedro celebrates Garifuna Settlement Day 2018

The rich Garifuna culture was celebrated fully on Ambergris Caye, with food, drumming and dancing throughout the night of November 18th, leading to the traditional Yurumein on the 19th, followed by a parade and all day after-party.

2018 National Agriculture Trade Show- A grand success!

Despite high levels of humidity and a baking sun, thousands of Belizeans and visitors alike attended the annual 2018 National Agriculture and Trade Show...

Ambergris Caye joins in the celebration of the Garifuna Settlement Day

Despite the rainy weather, the Garifuna people of San Pedro came out in force to celebrate Garifuna Settlement Day.