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Garifuna Settlement Day Celebrations Underway in San Pedro, Belize

Garifuna Celebrations are underway here in San Pedro Town and in commemoration of National Garifuna Settlement Day there are many activities happening in San Pedro Town, Belize which you must attend to obtain one of Belize’s best cultural experiences.

The Garifuna Community in San Pedro takes pride in everything they do and proudly present the very best of their culture during their exhibition and food sale. You can learn a lot about the type of clothes they wear, their rhythmic music, their instruments, their lifestyle and their delicious food!

Garifuna Settlement Day Celebrations Underway in San Perdo, Belize

Garifuna Settlement Day Celebrations Underway in San Perdo, Belize

Here are some events you don’t want to miss:

Saturday, November 17, 2012 –
*Jankunu Dancing –  House to house dancing – 1:00p.m to 6:00p.m
*Entertainment: Drumming/Singing/Cultural Dancing at Central Park from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00p.m.

Sunday, November 18, 2012 –
*Entertainment Night – Drumming, Dance: San Pedro Dance Academy, Jankunu Performance – Two Foot Cow/Hunterman/Cherikanari – Castillo Drummers – Miguel Dance Group – San Pedro Punta Rock Band – Punta Boys – Mad Skills and Battle of the Drums – At Central Park 7:00 p.m.

Monday, November 19, 2012 –
*Garifuna Settlement Day Reenactment (Yurumei) – 5:30a.m. from Central Park to Boca Del Rio – Parade down to church trough beachside and mass begins at 7:00a.m.

Official ceremonies, marching bands, drumming and carnival group parade through town after mass.

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