St. George's Caye Day, September 10th Celebrations
The newly selected Miss San Pedro 2016, Marisha Thompson, was officially presented with her crown, cape and sceptre at the opening ceremony of the observance of the Battle of St. George's Caye. A very happy parade followed through the streets of downtown San Pedro.
Ambergris Caye celebrates St. George’s Caye Day with Uniform Parade
In commemoration of the 218th anniversary of the Battle of Saint George’s Caye, islanders joined in the country’s festivities, celebrating with much pride and patriotism. The patriotic events started with the annual Fire Truck Parade at 7PM and the Tribute to the Baymen on Friday, September 9th.
The festivities culminated on Saturday, September 10th with the crowning of the new Miss San Pedro, Marisha Thompson and a uniform parade with hundreds of students and residents of the island marching through the principal streets of San Pedro Town.
The celebration continued on the morning of Saturday, September 10th with the official coronation of Marisha Thompson, the new selected Miss San Pedro 2016-2017. A multitude of students and citizens convened at the Sports Complex, where they were surprised with a performance by Ernestine Carballo and Missy B Herrera.
After the ceremony, Thompson along with the contestants of the 2016 Miss San Pedro Pageant joined in the citizen’s and children’s uniform parade.
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Celebrating the Battle of St. George’s Caye in Belize City
Hip Hip Hooray! Miss San Pedro is Officially Crowned and Kids Parade to Celebrate the Battle of St. George’s Caye September 10th is the first officially holiday of September – to celebrate the Battle of St. George’s Caye in 1798. The Spanish, invading from Mexico, tried AGAIN to expel the British Baymen and their slaves from Belize.
The small Baymen crew was victorious. And along with Independence Day on September 21st (some 183 years later) it makes September a full month of red white and blue celebration.
Yesterday, San Pedro started the day with the coronation of our new Miss San Pedro 2016-2017 and a uniform parade with school children and various organizations.
Little girls on St George's Caye celebrations in San Pedro, Belize
It was a beautiful SCORCHER (just like today) and by 9am (the official meet-up time) it had to feel like 95+ in the sun. (Accuweather has today’s temperature predicted as a high of 88 – “real feel 109).
Let’s get to the ceremonies. The stage was set for the national anthem, a prayer, opening statements by the Mayor and our Area Representative, a performance by ERNESTINE CARBALLO (LOVE HER!)…
On Saturday, the 10th of September of 2016, the town celebrated the Battle of St. George's Caye anniversary by hosting its traditional uniform parade with all the school and businesses. During the ceremony, Pastor Clive Welsh offered his blessings upon those that attended after the National Anthem was beautifully sung by belizean artists Missy B Herrera and Ernestine Carballo. Following the invocation was the welcome address by Mayor Daniel Guerrero where he expressed his gratitude to the Lord for blessing San Pedro Town with spectacular weather to carry out the parade and shared with everyeone a brief history on the Battle of St. George's Caye. Hon. Manuel Heredia Jr., Minister of Tourism and Civil aviation was next where he also delivered some remarks in regards to the celebration with he believes is of great importance in the history of our country. As tradition, the winner of the Miss San Pedro pageant is officially coronated during this ceremony where she is presented with her cape, crown and ceptre. The parade through town followed immediately after the official coronation of Miss San Pedro and ended back at the Hon. Louis Sylvestre Sporting Complex where the children were treated to refreshing ideals. On behalf of Mayor Daniel Guerrero, the San Pedro Town Council and Staff, we would like to congratulate Marisha Thompson on her new role as Miss San Pedro 2016-2017!