“Flip flops on Christmas... YES... that is Christmas in Belize! Miss it.” This is what a friend of Ambergris Today commented when she saw this picture. The mercury hardly went below 85 degrees for the “Belizean Winter” this year and even though everybody dressed up for Christmas parties in San Pedro, Belize, there is no need for fancy dress shoes – Flip Flops do just fine.
Large and small family gatherings take place on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and the flip flops come off at the front door so as not to bring in sand into the recently cleaned, decorated and painted homes – a tradition in Belize. This picture depicts just one of the many family gatherings in San Pedro during the holidays.