There was a lot less painting and a whole lot of dancing on Day Two of San Pedro Carnaval 2013. Maybe it was a bit of confusion with the new rules or because the Catholic Church that had asked residents to pay respect to the image of the Lady of Fatima that arrived in San Pedro on Monday, February 11, 2013.
The streets were more bare with painters and more alive with comparsas, four of which took to the streets with highly entertaining singing and dancing. The San Pedro AIDS Commission created their own version of Gangnam Style and recreated a Quinceaños Party (Sweet Sixteen Birthday); Doña Flora Ancona’s group paid homage to the queen of Carnaval, Celia Cruz, and danced to Cuban rhythms and the Youth Generation Comparsa danced in Mestizo cultural costumes.
Much kudos needs to be given to Ambergris Caye Elementary School (ACES) for being the only primary school group to come out with a comparsa; they also recreated cultural Creole dances and customs.
The last day of Carnaval always proves to be a painting frenzy, so much more painting revelers are expected to hit the streets and of course the comparsa groups leave their best dance for last. Enjoy the last of San Pedro Carnaval! Here is a roundup of the Compara Groups on Day 2 of Carnaval.
Doña Flora’s Comparsa
ACES Carnaval Comparsa
San Pedro AIDS Commission Comparsa
Youth Generation Comparsa