Celebrating Central American IndependenceThe skies across the Central American isthmus and Mexico light up with fireworks every September as Mesoamerican countries from the region celebrate their independence. The independence anniversaries are simultaneous or just days apart:
Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua are on September 15 while Mexico is on September 16 and Belize is of course on the 21st.
And to bring it all together, over the last couple of years, Belize has hosted its sister nations in holding one great big unified 'Independence Anniversary Celebration". And so for the third year now in a row, the nation's capital will become the venue for much song and dance, music and 'fireworks", that will celebrate jointly the region's independence anniversary.
At the forefront of these joint festivities is Belize's neighbor to the North, Mexico, celebrating 200 years of Independence this year. Mexican Embassy press officer, Marcelino Miranda told Seven News their BiCentennial anniversary makes this year's celebration even more special.
The multicultural festival is being held at the Governor General's field in Belmopan, and will include a fireworks display. The entrance is free and the festivities get underway this Sunday at 4 P.M.