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Ambergris Caye celebrates Belize’s 38th Anniversary of Independence with traditional flag raising ceremony and vibrant parade

Belize’s 38th Anniversary of Independence was celebrated by Belizeans in San Pedro Town with a varied program of festivities that began on Friday evening, September 20th at the Honourable Louis Sylvestre Sporting Complex. The official Independence Eve ceremony welcomed hundreds of islanders who listened to the messages from the local authorities. Later they witnessed the midnight flag raising ceremony, followed by a grand fireworks display, and danced the night away with local and international entertainment.

Independence Day OlatunjiThe following day, a massive and colourful parade took over the main streets of San Pedro and concluded at the Boca del Rio Park, where the flying piñata made its presence and for the first time ever, revellers enjoyed daytime fireworks. Independence Eve GritoThis year’s September Celebrations were held under the theme ‘From Maya Grandeur to Modern Glory, Together Let’s Shape the Belizean Story.’ Official ceremonies began shortly after 10PM on Friday and saw Mayor Daniel Guerrero honouring the efforts made in the past for Belize’s Independence.

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San Pedro Celebrates Belize’s 38th Independence Anniversary
The San Pedro Town Council held the Independence Eve Block Party at the Hon. Louis Sylvestre Sports field in commemoration of Belize’s 38th Independence Day Celebrations. Mayor Daniel Guerrero and dignitaries made their entrance to the sports field followed by formal Independence Day Speeches. Miss San Pedro Litzy Castillo Guillen made her grand entrance with the SPHS torch bearers and marching band. The Belize Coast Guard carried out the flag raising ceremony, 21 gun salute and spectators enjoyed a colorful and bright fireworks display followed by entertainment by Olantuji all the way from Trinidad and Tobago. DJ Diablillo from Chetumal Q. Roo had everyone dancing the night away along with DJ Debbie.

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