Caye Caulker’s Independence Day Bash!

On September 22, 2012 in Belize, Caye Caulker, Culture, News

Paraders!The Caye Caulker parade 2012!

For us Belizean’s it is the holiday of the year, the one that everybody, and I mean everybody, celebrates the birth of their independence back 31 years ago. ¬†Here in Caye Caulker the streets have been adorned with the red, white and blue of the Belizean flag for the entire month of September but it is really the 20th and 21st on the Caye that we really celebrate the month.

Beautiful paraders.Miss Lobster Fest 2012 - Sylvia Josephand more color!

The eve of Independence was Thursday night and all islanders, from young to old were out to watch the spectacle of the fireworks – they did not disappoint, and for tourists in the crowd they were treated to a display of international standards to see in our 21st!

Atlantic bank staff!!The colorful spectacle!Lining the streets to watch the spectacle.

And then onto the parade … it is a spectacle that probably only us islanders can really appreciate – one that brings smiles on every bodies faces for their hearts burn with Belizean pride as we dance in the streets. ¬† It is the one day of the year that you can see all that characters that you know and love in a different light … the staff of Atlantic bank synchronizing themselves to Byron Lee plusLouise Aguilar and her aerobic class never disappoint!!

Village Council Chairman Alberto and his bride-to-be, Solange.More beautiful paraders!

Music and food continued on in the Park for the rest of the afternoon and into the night … right up until the heavens opened with what feels like the first real rain since July!!!

Well done again to all concerned – Independence remains one of my most favorite of holidays!!!

  1. Rebecca Said,

    Burn with Belizean pride is exactly right! Love your parade. One day I’ll make it there…

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