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The Garifuna Council of San Pedro has announced its schedule of events for 2009 Garifuna Settlement Day. Gaven saw these guys drumming at Central Park and could not resist joining in on the fun.

San Pedro National Garifuna Council Calendar of Events 2009

- Friday November 13th, 2009:
*All day Huduth Sale @ 11:00am to 6:00pm
*Cultural Foods fundraising, Cultural Drumming

-Saturday November 14th, 2009:
*Uraga Night / Garifuna king @ 7:00pm
*Story telling night
*The Mr. Garifuna Competition at the Lions Den

-Sunday November 15th, Monday November 16th 2009:
*Garifuna Awareness day @ 10:00am to 5:00 pm
*Cultural Garifuna Exhibition
*Drumming at Central Park Palapa

- Tuesday November 17th, 2009:
*School Talent Show @ 7:00pm
*Cultural talent show at the Lions Den

- Wednesday November 18, 2009:
*Battle of the Drums / all night drumming. @ 7:00pm
*Cultural night Show at central park
*Jankunu Dancers from Dangriga
*Live band Punta rock music

- Thursday November 19th, 2009:
*Garifuna Settlement Day Celebrations / Award ceremonies @ 2:00 pm
*The reenactment of the Garinagu, arriving to Belize @ 6:00 am
*Cultural Parade around San Pedro Town
*Live Band Punta rock music
*Cultural Activities at the Central Park

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Marty #357920 11/14/09 10:26 AM
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Cool, Interesting culture.

Garafuna settlement day celabrations are one of the many things that make San Pedro so unique.

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That is cool...wonder if they will have any celebrations going on in Punta Gorda or Placenica late next week..Anybody know?

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Definitely in Punta Gorda.

Try to go see the re-enactment of the arrival probably at 6:00am on the 19th.

LOTS of activities there.

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Great timing for me!

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Hey Laurie,
When do you arrive in Belize? I am here now but leave on Sat. So...I will probably miss your bday.

GailM #358168 11/17/09 09:20 PM
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Gail, I am staying on mainland for several days, I will miss you this time...hope you are having a fabulous time!

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And I am going to miss you both. Boohoo - Gail you will be back in Feb for my bd, Yes? LM you too? Happy early bd LM, enjoy, tell Tulu hello for me while you are in Placencia.

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Dang...sorry I will miss you both. Spending most of my time around Ladyville with my family. Fishing tomorrow with my sisters and friends so I can't wait for that. Becky I plan to be back around Feb and then for Easter so hopefully Feb trip will coincide.


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