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San Pedro Day to Celebrate Pan-American Culture

Posted by Grand Baymen on Oct 9, 2013 8:29:19 AM
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It seems as if the festivities of September are to be continued in Belize, with San Pedro celebrating a brand new event for October; the San Pedro Cultural Day. Â For those living in San Pedro Town, the event will be filled with dancing and food to help people get in the mood and enjoy the rich diversity of the nation.

Having worked closely alongside San Pedro Town Council, Karl H Menzies and San Pedro House of Culture, the San Pedro Cultural Committee revealed that the first ever San Pedro Cultural Day would take place on October 12th.  The date has been carefully chosen to coincide with the Pan-American Day and will take place in San Pedro Central Park. The theme for the day is “Promoting Unity through Cultural Diversity – Belize, a melting pot,” and the event promises to be as spectacular as all of San Pedro’s festivities are known to be.

On Saturday October 12th, there will be a wide variety of entertainment on offer. Â Firstly, a number of dancers will be showcasing and enjoying Belizean folk and cultural dances. Â These will represent the various cultures living in Belize and allow everyone to revel in the spectacular scene of various dance styles side-by-side. Â Visitors and residents coming to the event will also be able to enjoy a diverse range of cultural and authentic cuisine on offer.

Deputy Mayor of San Pedro, Guillermo “Mito” Paz, who is charged with Ambergris Caye’s culture and tourism, said: “This event is in accordance with our municipality’s commitment to strengthen the cultural fabric of the island.  Belize is so small, but we are able to appreciate it various ethnic groups.  If there is one thing that can bring Belizeans together, it is our culture.  This is a perfect opportunity to display what makes Belize different from other countries in this region.  We are a mix pot of various cultures in one single country.”

Starting with a small ceremony, the event will kick off in style with cultural dances and finish with a dance party for anyone who’d like to join in. Those in San Pedro Town will be able to enjoy Belizean cuisine, cultural dance and an entirely new day of festivities that’s been added to the annual calendar.

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The Grand Baymen Community includes three distinct but complimentary properties that cater to tourists, expats and Ambergris Caye residents alike. Baymen Garden Condominiums – A private, secure condominium community located on a four-acre parcel of property. Exotic Caye Beach Resort – An established, popular beach resort that caters to tourists and residents alike. San Pedro Fitness Club – Ambergris Caye’s premier club - with pool, tennis courts and gym.