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Garifuna Settlement Day Celebration Schedule

The Garifuna community all around Belize prepares to celebrate Garifuna Settlement Day with is observed on November 19 as a public and bank holiday. This year the Garifuna celebrate under the theme: Gibe Memegili Wayumaha; Lidanba Uarani Wawansera (We Continue to have many Aspirations; In Unity We Advance).

The San Pedro Branch of the National Garifuna Council has lined up activities leading towards the national day of celebration of the arrival of the Garifuna to Belize which include the following:

17th November. Drumming in the Central Park
Come out and learn the art of playing the Garifuna drums and how to dance Punta, Paranda,
Hugu Hugu, Jankunu and much more. 7p.m.

18th November. Cultural Block Party
*3rd Annual Island Battle of the drums,
*Cultural Dance Presentations
*Cultural Foods
*Jankunu Competition

19th November. Urumie(Or Arrival Reenactment at Central Park) at 6:00am
Mass at the Catholic Church 7a.m.
Afternoon Beach Party Central Park
All day Huduth Sale

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