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Battle of St. George's Caye Day in San Pedro #507408
09/11/15 12:50 PM
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A Coronation, A Huge Parade and a Greasy Pole Climb: Yesterday’s Holiday to Celebrate the Battle of St. George’s Caye

The title is long and I took 219 photos yesterday between 9am and 2pm. Yesterday was the first official holiday in the month long celebration that is SEPTEMBER CELEBRATIONS IN BELIZE. September 10th commemorates the Battle of St. George’s Caye, when a tiny group of British baymen (and their slaves) fought off a much large fleet of Spaniards. 217 years ago.

September 21st is Indepedence Day. Belize turns 34.

Enough words…here are too many pictures. But there are few things cuter than a kids’ parade on a beautiful day.

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Re: Battle of St. George's Caye Day in San Pedro [Re: Marty] #507472
09/15/15 05:13 AM
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Honoring the Baymen during 217th St. George’s Caye Day Celebrations

In two days of festivities, San Pedro residents commemorated the 217th anniversary of the Battle of St. George’s Caye. St. September 10th is one of the main days of the September Celebrations and is a show of pride and patriotism. Among the activities held are the traditional Tribute to the Baymen, crowning of the newly elected Miss San Pedro and a uniform parade through the main streets of San Pedro Town.

Official ceremonies for St. George’s Caye Day took place on its eve, Wednesday, September 9th. The San Pedro Cultural Committee in collaboration with the San Pedro Town Council (SPTC), organized several activities to bring in the big day. The night started with a country-wide tradition, the fire engine and patriotic bicycle parade. Led by the San Pedro Fire Department, the short parade made its way through the main streets of San Pedro with colorfully and artfully decorated bicycles following behind.

The parade ended at Central Park, where protocol was established. After the singing of the National Anthem and a short invocation, Jorge Aldana welcomed those in attendance. Also addressing the crowd and speaking on the importance of remembering our heritage was Mayor of San Pedro, Daniel Guerrero. After sharing a bit on the history of battle of St. George’s Caye and how the Baymen stood their ground and defended Belize from the Spanish armadas, Guerrero ended by encouraging everyone to embrace Belize’s past by honoring our forefathers.

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Re: Battle of St. George's Caye Day in San Pedro [Re: Marty] #507502
09/16/15 05:27 AM
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San Pedro Town celebrated the Battle of St. George's Caye on the 10th of September with its annual Uniform Parade and Miss San Pedro Coronation.

The Uniform Parade sees the participation of all the schools in San Pedro; from pre-school to high school. This year we counted with the participation of the staff of the Dr. Otto Rodriguez Polyclinic II and the staff of Elvi's Kitchen. Kudos to these two groups for their participation. We hope next year, more businesses and organizations can join us in promoting patriotism and civic pride in San Pedro.

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