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Belize: Land of Festivals and Celebrations

28 May 2011 No Comment

Food and festivals go hand in hand. Eating and celebrating is pure pleasure for every people groups. It’s part of everybody’s daily life to enjoy a great meal at home or to eat out with friends and loved ones. When you travel into another country, the food you eat tells a story. Every recipe and cooking method has a history tied to its culture and heritage.

Belize is no exception…

After Holy Week in April, Belize has a succession of festivals. There is the Cashew Festival and the recent Cacao Festival in the month of May. Both festivals were about food and cooking. The next big celebration is the Lobsterfest in June.

Celebrating along with the locals…concerts, arts and crafts fair, outdoor activities like canoe races, dance performance, fishing tournament…lots and lots of lobsters, Belikin beer and Lobster Festival Pageant.

A three day celebration of everything lobster – grilled lobster, boiled lobster, steamed, cooked anyway you want it with any type of spices. You will witness temporary stalls with all sorts of souvenirs and lobster galore, restaurants around the town of San Pedro, Caye Caulker and Placencia putting up their best recipes and concoctions for the celebration. This year the San Pedro Lobsterfest starts on June 19 and in Placencia on June 24.

Belize Lobsterfest was rated by MSNBC, an American TV network as the best food festival in the world. Are you curious now?

Are you planning for a trip this summer to Belize? How about an all-inclusive Belize Swim Suits and Hiking Boots vacation package? Summer is a great time to be at the beach to soak up all the fun in the sun. Dance to the music of reggae and calypso – Caribbean style!

Stay at the Chabil Mar Villas, Placencia, Belize Beach and celebrate Lobsterfest with the locals in the greatest food festival of the world. After all the partying, swimming and snorkelling, pick up your boots and head up to the jungle.

You will be transferred to a world of adventure in the inland tropical jungle paradise of Chaa Creek. To the rainforest cottage away from the madding crowd…time to relax amongst the wild birds and animals. You may even spot a jaguar or two.

What stories will you tell when this summer is over? Will it be lobster, reggae and jaguar and Chaa Creek, wildly civilized or….

This article was written by Claudia Looi. Claudia is a freelance writer, copywriter and a work at home mom.You can follow her on twitter at uncommongen or visit her website ww.uncommongeneration.com

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