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Masquerade Ball Revived After 72 Years

Posted by Grand Baymen on Feb 27, 2014 3:15:35 PM
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San Pedro Town is quite well-known for its events, and Ambergris Caye has a full calendar of parties and entertainment all year round. Â On February 22nd yet another celebration entered the schedule as residents of the island sought to revive the traditional masquerade ball, an event that last occurred back in 1942.

Despite a 72-year gap, it seems as if everyone was ready to get into the party spirit, with a lot of participants joining in the fun at the latest event.  Celebrations for 2014’s Carnaval are soon to arrive, and this year the theme of “Alegria y Color – La Mascara de la Tradicion” officially kicked things off.  The event was held at the Caprice Bar and Grill, which, working in conjunction with the San Pedro House of Culture, the San Pedro Cultural Committee and the San Pedro Town Council, worked hard to ensure that one of the island’s traditional festivals was brought back to life with resounding success.

Deputy Mayor of San Pedro, Mito Paz, said he was thrilled to see guests decked out in attractive masks, and colorful outfits.  “We want to make it an annual event to kick off carnaval, and we hope that it only gets bigger and better,” he said.  Elsewhere, one of the hosts of the night, Lisa McCorkle Guerrero, said: “We are happy to be hosting this event and we hope it will not take another 72 years for it to happen… we are glad to be able to partner with the organizers to revive our island’s tradition.”

Carnaval activities will now continue through until March 1st, when the entertainment comes to a peak in Central Park.  Meanwhile, it is hoped that the Masquerade Ball will become a highlight in San Pedro Town’s busy calendar.

Topics: Special Events

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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.