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November visit #219665
08/03/05 01:16 PM
08/03/05 01:16 PM
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We are returning to CC November 16th - 26th and can't wait! Just wanted to know if there was anything going on in CC or elsewhere during that time like festivals, cultural events, etc. Although we could have a wonderful time doing nothing at all or simply hanging out and painting with Popeye, we don't want to miss anything!
By the way, when we were there at Christmas, we happened to be in Belize City when all the crafters had their booths set up outside of the Artisan's center. Is this something they do everyday or just on certain occasions?
Thanks in advance for any info!

Re: November visit #219666
08/03/05 06:28 PM
08/03/05 06:28 PM

You have got to get down to Hopkins for November 19th. It is a village settled by Garifuna people and is still very rich with African culture and tradition. Every year they reinact how they first came to Belize. The dancing, drumming, food, etc. are not to be missed! There are also celebrations in Dangriga, but I prefer Hopkins- it's small and quaint like CC. Here's a little history from the San Pedro Sun:

The Garifuna originated from the Yellow Island Caribs who occupied the Orinoco Basin in Venezuela, South America. In 1220 the Caribs invaded and conquered the islands in the Lesser Antilles and parts of the Greater Antilles and intermarried with the Arawaks. This mixture gave birth to Island Caribs.

In 1635 African slaves were shipwrecked in the islands near St. Vincent. They intermarried with the Island Caribs; this resulted in the birth of the Garifuna. The Caribs and Garifuna populated these islands but soon after encountered many conflicts with the Europeans. The Garifuna strongly resisted European control, maintaining the tradition of the earlier Caribs. They fought against the Spanish, British and the French. The Europeans had guns and were eventually able to overpower them and they were forced to move to the Bay Islands, off the coast of Honduras.

In 1832, many Garifuna left Honduras after a civil war there and settled in Dangriga, Belize on November 19th.

Re: November visit #219667
08/04/05 02:40 PM
08/04/05 02:40 PM

Punta Rebel, thanks for the information and history. It definitely sounds like something we would enjoy. I am not familiar with Hopkins. Where is it and do you have any suggestions on the best way to get there?

Re: November visit #219668
08/04/05 07:00 PM
08/04/05 07:00 PM

Hopkins is south of Belize City. It's pretty easy to get a bus from the city to Hopkins. Not that long, but make sure you get the express bus. It's a beautiful ride along the southern highway. Make sure to bring some warm clothes as the nights can be cold. Enjoy!

Re: November visit #219669
08/05/05 11:10 AM
08/05/05 11:10 AM
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NOvember is an ezcellent time of year to snorkel the island and the reef. JUst being in Caye Caulker will be fun

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