Halloween is one of Ambergris CayeÂs beloved celebrations. Residents of this island look forward to their yearly opportunity to assume an alternate identityÂ The level of effort our residents put into their costumes is at times extraordinary. But San Pedranos then take it to the next levelÂ They indulge by also dressing up their pets.
Each year the Saga Humane Society throws a special Halloween bash. This whimsical event never fails to delight. I canÂt help but giggle while watching local pot lickers prance around in the oddest of attireÂ From goblins and ghoulsÂ to magicians and piratesÂ And who could ever forget Scuba Dog? There's always more than enough whimsy and frivolity to amuse even the curmudgeons.
Much to my dismay, I missed this yearÂs Saga Halloween party. My return flight didnÂt arrive until mid-afternoon, Halloween. The party had been held on Sunday afternoon, the day before I returned. Â But, fortunately, there were plenty of pictures from this yearÂs party, thanks to the Ambergris Today and the San Pedro Sun.
There were 40 pet entries this year. Â The grand prize was awarded to Luna, in Rebel Fairy attire. Â Luna is quite unusual on this island. Â SheÂs neither a dog, nor a cat. Luna is a ferret!
The Funniest Costume went to Kilo, the Beach Babe, for her doggie bikini. Hated to miss that oneÂ The Scariest Costume went to Hefa the Witch.
Saga depends on the proceeds from their fundraisers to provide care for the islandÂs abandoned and abused animals. You can link to the recent blog post about Saga Humane Society by clicking hereÂ . Â If youÂre an animal lover, you can donate to Saga Society. Â Just click hereÂ
Halloween Parties to Suit All TastesÂ
Every year there are two notorious Halloween parties. The first is held at the Holiday Hotel. ItÂs a tradition here on the island, and the party goes on into the wee hours of the night.
A newer, but equally notorious party is the Pimp and Ho Party, held at PedroÂs Inn. Needless to say, anything goes at that party. Costumes tend to be outrageous, and often are racey... But people in San Pedro are tolerant. We enjoy anything absurd if it's good for a laugh.
So if you ever come to Ambergris Caye for Halloween, you'll find a party to suit your taste!