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Thousands of Belizeans across the country turned out in ideal Belizean weather to witness the official ceremony and to participate in the customary Independence Parade. In San Pedro, things were no different as everyone got into the festive moods and showcased much patriotism and pride as we celebrated the 28 years of our nations Independence!


Independence Day was topped off with a parade down the main streets of San Pedro, where hundreds lined the streets to view the great floats and enjoy the great music and dancing. The parade began when the fire engine sounded its horn, signaling the commencement of the parade. Following the fire engine was a large enthusiastic bunch that featured political personalities from both sides; marching bands, scores of flags, thousands of students, and a big jump up from several businesses. A sense of unity was felt through out the festivities as revelers broke into spontaneous cheers, whilst others danced and waved their Belizean flags in one of the biggest parades in San Pedro. Let the images tell the tale!

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On the eve of the St. George’s Caye, the sense of patriotic Belizean Pride can be seen all around town as flags, banners, and flyers are hung proudly.  Tomorrow, the Town will come out in full force for the St. George’s Caye Day host of activities including the coronation of the Miss San Pedro, the family fishing tournament and a uniform parade on the principal streets of town. Below find pictures of Patriotic pride across town. This years September celebrations are observed under the theme, “Diverse origins, Common Aspirations….Together we celebrate as Belizeans!”

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The Patriotic Song Competition panel of judges selected the following seven songs out of a list of twenty-nine submissions. Semifinalists will be performing their songs live accompanied by the Youth Connection Band from Orange Walk Town:

Venue: Belize City House of Culture
Date: Friday, August 15th, 2009
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Fee: $5.00

Independence Day fire works in the City lights up the sky

Independence Day fire works in the City lights up the sky

Click and listen to the songs, then vote for your favorite by choosing one from the right hand side.
Belize – We Are Free –
Bea Armstrong/Alexander Evans/Herchel Armstrong
Click to listen (3.73 MB)
Take Me Back To Belize – Nello Player Click to listen (5.32 MB)
Dis Da Fi WE – Patrick McPherson Click to listen (2.16 MB)
September Is The Season –
Phillip Flowers & David Sutherland
Click to listen (3.95 MB)
Shout Belize – Barrington Castillo Click to listen (2.73 MB)
Welcome To My Country – Benito Bol Click to listen (4.05 MB)
Independence Day – Merlene Clark Click to listen (2.0 MB)

Vote for your favorite track at http://www.septembercelebrations.com/song_competition09.php

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