The painting and street dancing (comparsas) were in full swing on the first day of Carnaval in San Pedro, Belize as the traditional celebrations commenced on Sunday, February 19, 2012. Carnaval revelers took to the streets of downtown to enjoy in the painting while other residents came out to see the fun and entertaining comparsas (street dancers).
The San Pedro AIDS Commission was fun bunch with their interpretation of “Las Nacas” and doña Flora’s group dressed up as Mennonites and took to the streets with their lively song and traditional Carnaval dancing. Students from the Ambergris Caye Elementary also joined in the fun with their own comparsa. More painting and dancing continue until Tuesday, February 21, 2012. Enjoy the pictures and videos that Ambergris Today has prepared.
Carnaval Comparsas -AIDS Group "Las Nacas"
Carnaval Street Painting
Carnaval Comparsas -Flora's Group "The Mennonites"