At the end of the three-day Carnaval celebrations in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize, the San Pedro AIDS Commission was honored with the Best Comparsa (street dancing) group for Carnaval 2015. The winners were announced on Tuesday, February 17, 2015, at Central Park where the grand finale party was held to close of the painting and street dancing of the celebrations.
This makes it the sixth straight win for the AIDS Commission for Best Comparsa whose members truly go all out in making their costumes, writing the perfect song and even choreographing fun dances. This year was no exception for the group as they had more elaborate costumes compared to previous years.
Coming in second place was Doña Flora’s Group that boasted having the contestants of the 2015 Reina del Carnaval (Mrs. Carnaval) dancing all three days with the group. The Barbies (Men’s Group) had the largest group with close to 40 male dancers dressed in drag; they came in third place.
The San Pedro AIDS Commission
Doña Flora’s Group
Barbies Men’s Group
The celebrations continued until the wee hours of the morning with crowds of painted revelers dancing at Central Park with music provided by the San Pedro Town Council and the Cultural Committee. The San Pedro Carnaval closes tonight, Wednesday, February 18, 2015, with the traditional burning of the figure of don Juan Carnaval at 8p.m.