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Belize Festivals and Events

San Pedro Carnival

San Pedro Carnival
Ambergris Caye,
The carnical slowly evolves from slapstick fun using powder, flour, lipstick and paint to tease people to a more traditional Mestizo carnival that is made up of competing 'comparsas'.

Fiesta de Carnaval

Fiesta de Carnaval
This is an exciting yearly event celebrated nationwide which brings back traditions. Groups compete in 'comparsas' (special dances). It is usually held one week before Lent.

Holy Saturday Cross Country Classic

Holy Saturday Cross Country Classic
The Cross Country begins with the bicycle race in Belize City,then continues on Western Highway and San Ignacio's park and finally ends with a dramatic finale in Belize City.

Dia de San Pedro

Dia de San Pedro
A three-day festival honoring St. Peter, the patron saint of San Pedro. There's an early morning boat parade where boats and fishermen are blessed. This is a special mass and there is also a fiesta/jump-up activity that follows after the event.

Independence Day

Independence Day
Numerous cultural, religious and sporting activities held a few weeks before St. George's Caye Day. It compromises of flag-raising ceremony, parades, street jump-ups, music, dance and foods. The crowning of Miss San Pedro is also made on this eventful day.


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