Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
#367770 - 02/15/10 05:16 PM Carnaval 2010 Begins  
Joined: Oct 1999
Posts: 52,664
Marty Offline
Marty  Offline

Food, fun and festivities kicked off the annual Carnaval celebration on Saturday night. With food stalls serving up tasty treats to cocktail booths and gift items there was something there for everyone. Dance presentations, along with the Miss Carnaval Pageant were part of the evening entertainment along with other performances.



Sunday the traditional painting began along with the comparsa dancing. Stay posted to The San Pedro Sun blog spot for more photos and updates.

#367805 - 02/15/10 10:46 PM Re: Carnaval 2010 Begins [Re: Marty]  
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 506
A C Offline
.
A C  Offline
how long does this go on?

#367806 - 02/16/10 01:09 AM Re: Carnaval 2010 Begins [Re: A C]  
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 3,046
Peter Jones Offline
.
Peter Jones  Offline
"Carnival" (in English, Spanish Carnaval) is the short period of feasting that directly precedes "Ash Wednesday" in the western Christian calendar, as celebrated by the Mediterranean catholic nations and their descendants. That is the first day of Lent, which commemorates Jesus' "forty days in the wilderness". Ash Wednesday is exactly 40 days (excluding Sundays) before Easter Day.

So Christians take the last opportunity before Lent to have a big bash and feast. During Lent they're supposed to fast during daylight hours, but this is rarely observed.

Hence, by definition Carnival ends at the end of "Mardi Gras", literally "fat Tuesday", which of course this year is Tuesday 16th March. Interestingly the Spanish refer to it as a day of feasting and virtual debauchery, whereas the English Protestant name of Shrove Tuesday derives from it being a day of prayer and penance in anticipation of penance.

#367811 - 02/16/10 08:01 AM Re: Carnaval 2010 Begins [Re: Peter Jones]  
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 11,731
elbert Offline
elbert  Offline
[Linked Image]
A little Walk on the Wild Side


The Dive Shops Daily Blog
http://scubalessonsbelize.blogspot.com/
#367822 - 02/16/10 09:54 AM Re: Carnaval 2010 Begins [Re: elbert]  
Joined: Oct 1999
Posts: 52,664
Marty Offline
Marty  Offline
killer pic!!!!

#367823 - 02/16/10 09:54 AM Re: Carnaval 2010 Begins [Re: Marty]  
Joined: Oct 1999
Posts: 52,664
Marty Offline
Marty  Offline

Carnaval 2010 - Day Two, Street Dancing

The guys and gals that make the San Pedro Carnaval most entertaining hit the streets of down town once again this year to dance and celebrate in the year-old tradition.


El Bailongo





Students of ACES dance to Michael Jackson's "Thriller"








#367825 - 02/16/10 10:06 AM Re: Carnaval 2010 Begins [Re: Marty]  
Joined: May 2006
Posts: 3,287
tacogirl Offline
.
tacogirl  Offline
Great pictures. One reason I miss living in town - not being on the parade route anymore.


tacogirl Facebook, Belize Life Linked In - Belize info & images https://www.facebook.com/tacogirl

#367924 - 02/17/10 05:03 PM Re: Carnaval 2010 Begins [Re: tacogirl]  
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 118
LoveH20 Offline
.
LoveH20  Offline
That is soooo cool! It looks like a blast!!!

#367961 - 02/18/10 09:45 AM Re: Carnaval 2010 Begins [Re: LoveH20]  
Joined: Oct 1999
Posts: 52,664
Marty Offline
Marty  Offline

Carnaval 2010 - Day Two, Steet Painting

Young and old make it out to the streets of San Pedro Town to enjoy the traditional painting; and even some tourists join in on the celebrations. -pictures by Jose Luis Zapata Photography













#367962 - 02/18/10 09:46 AM Re: Carnaval 2010 Begins [Re: Marty]  
Joined: Oct 1999
Posts: 52,664
Marty Offline
Marty  Offline

Carnaval continues with great dances, singing and costumes for the comparsas. Enjoy today, the last day of dancing and painting.
Rompe Raja Comparsa
Miss Flora's Posse




Page 1 of 2 1 2

Links
Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!

Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!


Things to do

News
Daily News
Daily Weather

Classified Ads
BelizeNews.com
San Pedro Sun
Ambergris Today
SP Town Council
Channel 7
Channel 5
Amandala
Love FM
The Reporter
Caye Caulker
Chronicles

PLUS TV
TV Newscasts
Radio Stations

Click for our
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites

Event Guides
Event Calendar
Specials & Events
Things to Do
SanPedroScoop
iTravel Belize
Paradise Theater

Blogs
San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
Tacogirl
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Bound for Belize
Conch Creative
As The Coconuts Drop
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
Chaa Creek is an award-winning luxury Belize Resort, rated as one of the worlds best Eco Lodges. We are a pioneer in adventure travel to Belize since 1981!
White Sands Dive Shop - 5 Star PADI Dive Facility - Daily diving, SCUBA instruction and Snorkeling
Caribbean Inspired All Natural Condiments & Spice Blends, Over 100 are Gluten Free!
We manage a variety of homes, apartments, condos and commercial properties here on Ambergris Caye. Our minimum lease on ALL properties is six months.
Conch Shell Inn: All rooms are right on the beach in the heart of San Pedro, so within walking distance to anything and everything!!
Lil� Alphonse has snorkel equipment to fit anyone as well as Marine Park Tickets and flotation devices to assist those not as experienced.
Coastal Xpress offers a daily scheduled ferry run to most resorts, restaurants and private piers on the island of Anbergris Caye. We also offer  private and charter water taxi service.
February
S M T W T F S
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28
Cayo Espanto
Click for Cayo Espanto, and have your own private island
More Links
Click for exciting and adventurous tours of Belize with Katie Valk!
Mini Chat
Who's Online Now
1 registered members (Agavegirl), 31 guests, and 8 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums44
Topics64,660
Posts464,072
Members18,751
Most Online1,262
Jun 10th, 2007



AmbergrisCaye.com CayeCaulker.org HELP! Visitor Center Goods & Services San Pedro Town
BelizeSearch.com Message Board Lodging Diving Fishing Things to Do History
BelizeNews.com Maps Phonebook Belize Business Directory
BelizeCards.com Picture of the Day

The opinions and views expressed on this board are the subjective opinions of Ambergris Caye Message Board members
and not of the Ambergris Caye Message Board its affiliates, or its employees.

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0