San Pedro’s newest beaty ambassador, Miss San Pedro 2017, Virginia Vasquez was officially presented with her crown and scepter to commence her reign during today’s 10th September/St. George’s Caye Day celebrations.
Belize observed the 219th anniversary of the Battle of St. George’s Caye Day that marks the defeat of the Spanish navy in 1798 on St. George’s Caye by a heroic crew of British settlers, buccaneers and liberated slaves and was the last attempt by the Spanish to attempt to dislodge the English.
The celebrations are part of the country’s official September Celebrations leading up to Independence Day on September 21. The program included short speeches by San Pedro Mayor Daniel Guerrero, Area Representative/Minister of Tourism Manuel Heredia. Belizean artist Jael August entertained with her rendition of the National Anthem of Belize and a few Belizean songs. After the ceremony a student parade ensued through the streets of downtown San Pedro culminating at Central Park were residents enjoyed a beautiful day by the beach.