Posts Tagged ‘september celebrations’

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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September ushers in an exihiliarting series of events for all Belizeans and those visitors, new and returning, who are travelling to our welcoming shores. This month showcases the spirit of Patriotism in Belize. Traditionally, many who live abroad choose this month to return home to rejoice and celebrate with their fellow Belizeans as well as to particiapte in the Carnival which has become a highlight of the exciting activities that make the celebrations so anticipated and enjoyable. This year, St. Georges Caye was declared a national historical site.

San Pedro September Calender of Events

September 5th

Miss San Pedro Pageant (old Football Field at 8PM)

September 10th

Miss San Pedro Coronation (Old Football Field at 11AM)

Uniform Parade Principal Streets of San Pedro

Beach Party and St. George’s Caye Day Family Fishing Tour

September 11th

Childrens Talent Show (old Football Field at 7PM)

September 12th

Salvadoran Community Independence Celebration (Old Football Field at 3PM)

September 15th

Spelling Bee (Old Football Field at 7PM)

September 16th

Social Studies Contest (Old Football Field at 7PM)

September 17 & 18th

Belizean Belikin Bash 2009

Old Football Field

September 19th

Reef Radio’s “Macano” Concert (Old Football Field at 8:00PM)

September 20th

Independence Eve ceremonies at 10PM

FireWorks Display lites up the sky at 12AM (midnite)

Block Party (all night long)

September 21st

Jump Up Parade at 2PM

 Independence Day Party and Sporting Activities at Old Football Field

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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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