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Belize Photo of the Day: The Belize and Garifuna Flag in Dangriga

19 November 2011 One Comment

Belize and Garifuna Flag in Dangriga

Today’s Belize photo of the day is the Belize and Garifuna Flag in Dangriga. Today also marks a special day since every year on November 19, we celebrate Garifuna Settlement Day throughout the country of Belize.

Being a very festive culture, on this national holiday, several coastal towns and cities celebrate by having special ceremonies, singing and dancing Punta, and playing Garifuna drums. An example of a special ceremony is the reenactment of when the first Garinagu settlers came to Belizean shores in their small boats.

The main locales where you will find a lot of activities are in Southern Belize – at places such as Hopkins, Dangriga and Punta Gorda Town.

Fun fact of the day:

The Garifuna flag is very colorful and each shade has a special meaning. The yellow represents the sun, the white represents peace, and black represents the color of their people.

Photo by Belize Photographer: JC Cuellar

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