Garifuna Settlement Day was observed on Monday, November 19, 2012, that made for a long holiday weekend of celebration throughout the country of Belize.
The Garinagu community of San Pedro was nothing shy of showing off their rich culture, especially when it came to the drumming and dancing. Activities surrounding the day of celebration started off early with cultural drumming at Central Park, School visits, translation competitions and much more.
The major social event was held at Central Park on the eve of Garifuna Settlement Day where the Garinagu held celebratory drumming and dancing performances through the night. The traditional Yurumei which is the reenactment of the Garinagu’s arrival to Belize took place at 1:00pm on Monday, November 19, 2018 followed by short parade through town.
Here are the highlights of this year’s Garifuna Settlement Day celebrations in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye:
Culture Day at ABC Pre-School
Yurumei (Reenactment of Garinagu arrival to Belize)