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Benque is celebrating the Fiesta de la Virgen del Carmen this week. They kicked it off at 3:00 this morning, and are having fun a the Benque House of Culture now. They set up for a greasy pole today. Any takers? The big festivities start on Thursday night, when they'll have the Seniorita Flor de la Feria pageant.

"Its been a early morning for all of us in Benque, la fiesta de la Virgen de el Carmen is on from 3:30 a.m. and we continue the celebrations with our traditional folklore games, great company and wonderful audience from all over Belize.."