San Pedranos celebrate Dia de San Pedro!
San Pedranos and visitors alike honored the island’s Patron Saint with the annual celebration of ‘El Dia de San Pedro’ from Friday, June 28th to Saturday, June 29th. The celebration was held at the Honourable Louis Sylvestre Sporting Complex with local and international entertainment. The traditional event also included an early morning mass, boat procession and the blessing of fishermen vessels for a successful fishing season.
The festival officially opened on Friday with Mayor Daniel Guerrero leading a short ceremony. He spoke of the importance to keep the tradition alive and shared the history of the town, which was once a tiny fishing village. He touched on the importance of the religious side of the event, noting a decrease in interest in the festivities year after year. “If we do not embrace the religious part of this celebration, then our social values will collapse,” said Guerrero. Guerrero then briefly spoke on the recent crime incidents on the island which left a tourist dead, causing a dent on the tourism industry. Guerrero appealed to the public to work with the authorities and held in making the island a safer place for everyone. Click here to read the rest of the article and see LOTS more AWESOME photos in the San Pedro Sun
========================Dia De San Pedro Celebration
Our Patron Saint Celebrations took place this past weekend with both religious activities and fun entertainment for the entire family to enjoy. Children enjoyed a fun show alon with super heroes and princesses while adults were entertained by mariachi band and comedian and good music by Rompe Raja and Caribbean Kings. The fireworks display is something everyone always looks forward too and this year was no exception! Below are some pictures for your enjoyment! Feliz Dia de San Pedro!More in the Ambergris Today