On May 2, 2015, over 50 embassies participated in the “Around the World Embassy Tour”, one of the events that is a part of the annual Passport D.C. event. Passport D.C. is a month-long celebration of International Cultural Awareness Month in Washington that is filled with festivals, open houses, exhibitions and workshops highlighting the state’s thriving international diplomatic communities and cultures.
Belize was one of the embassies that opened its doors and participated in showcasing their country and welcoming over 7,000 D.C. residents to experience its food, art, dance, fashion and music. Other participating countries included Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Morocco, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Fiji, Iraq and Kenya.
The embassy of Belize in Washington D.C. invited participation from local businesses and organizations, namely, Flavors of Belize and Chef Sean Kuylen, Cuello’s Distillery, Belize Tourism Board, Belize Hotel Association and the Belize Audubon Society.
Flavors of Belize & Chef Sean Kuylen took on the role of presenting an authentic experience of Belizean cuisine, offering visitors popular local favorites such as sere, ducunu and relleno negro.