Celebrating 32 years – San Pedro Belize Independence Day Parade
Every year on September 21stÂ individuals, groups, and businesses decorate themselves and their golf carts and parade through town. This year we wereÂ celebrating 32 years in the annual San Pedro Belize Independence Day Parade. As always the parade kicked off with a loud siren and the Police and fire department leading the way. The paraders were very lively with brightly colored costumes andÂ great music. They drove or danced along waving flags, throwing candy to the kids.
There were less people this year and I have heard some mixed reviews, not everyone cared for it. I liked the parade, you could tell everyoneÂ put a lot of effort into their costumes. The music was justÂ right and I loved peoples song choices the first pass. A little shorter was ok but hopefully it does not become too short.
Due to the number of pics I ended up with I decided to post a few large size ones, a small photo gallery and the rest of my parade pictures you can find on tacoogirl.com facebook page photo album.
If you want to enjoy a unique cultural experience and some reallyÂ good parties, September in Belize is a great opportunity to do so. Belizeans and those of us who have chosen to make this wonderful country our home celebrate it’s history, culture, and people. Mark your 2014 Belize travelÂ calendar. NextÂ big party coming up is October and Halloween, still time to grab a costume bookÂ yourselfÂ a last minute ticket for that. A bunch of us always do an unofficial Halloween crawl and have a super fun time 🙂