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2020 El Gran Carnaval de San Pedro #540047
01/13/20 01:08 PM
01/13/20 01:08 PM
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The Carnival is the biggest and most important festival in San Pedro and is comprised of singing, dancing, live music, parades, flour fights, painting, and food.

Located on scenic Ambergris Caye, San Pedro has a well-deserved reputation as Belize’s party town. During Carnival, you can guarantee the people here will be living up to that reputation. San Pedro is also a popular tourist destination where you’ll find plenty of great restaurants, nightlife, and luxury beach resorts and hotels.

This year, it begins on February 22.

Like Carnival in Rio and other countries, El Gran Carnaval de San Pedro takes place just before Lent and Easter. The tradition of parties and celebrations before Lent originated in Italy, where the Venice Carnival stands out for its extravagance. The tradition traveled to Spain and then to the colonized countries of Latin America.

In Belize, our Carnival is not scandalous or extravagant like Carnivals in some countries. The San Pedro Carnival is a fun, friendly event that’s appropriate even for families.

Everything in Belize is colorful and festive, and we pull out all the stops for the biggest party of the year. As part of the celebration, dance teams called comparsas dress in costumes and dance through the streets. Prizes go to the best dance teams.

At the end of the Carnival, everyone competes in the “paint or be painted” contest. As they walk and dance through the streets, the comparsas carry pots of water-based paint. They compete to see how many people they can paint. You can expect to be painted unless you stay in the clearly marked “no painting” zone.

Are you looking for an unforgettable vacation? If you’re ready to experience nonstop fun on a gorgeous tropical island, you’re ready for the San Pedro Carnival.

For stories on last years carnival, click here!

Re: 2020 El Gran Carnaval de San Pedro [Re: Marty] #540153
01/20/20 12:17 PM
01/20/20 12:17 PM
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Let us welcome the new year with San Pedro's very own and unique tradition - EL GRAN CARNAVAL DE SAN PEDRO! Check out the dates! Are you ready? More details coming soon!

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Re: 2020 El Gran Carnaval de San Pedro [Re: Marty] #540284
01/29/20 05:20 AM
01/29/20 05:20 AM
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Sign up now for the 2nd Annual Carnaval Parade on Saturday, February 22, 2020! We invite any group or business to join in un the fun! Sign up at the San Pedro Town Council.

Joining us at the Parade will be DJ Debbie and the Titans Mas Band! We will have beads and carnaval masks to give away!

The parade will start from San Pedro High School and end at the Central Park at the Carnaval Fiesta block party!

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Re: 2020 El Gran Carnaval de San Pedro [Re: Marty] #540637
02/16/20 05:41 AM
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CARNAVAL FUN! is just around the corner! Are you guys ready?! Kicking off the Carnaval celebrations is our Annual Carnaval Fiesta at the Central Park with bouncy houses, face painting, booths, San Pedro Dance Academy, Titans Mas Band, DJ Strikah and Island Sensations.

Beginning on Sunday, the comparsas will dance and serenade the streets of San Pedro Town and painters will be having fun on Barrier Reef Drive, all throughout Tuesday, where we will celebrate at the Central Park with a DJ playing the latest hits.

Lastly, the fun comes to an end with the Burning of Don Juan Carnaval on Wednesday at 8:00 p.m. at Central Park.

Come witness the yearly tradition!

Que viva el Carnaval de San Pedro! Vivelo y Gozalo!

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Coming Soon! Carnaval Photographic Exhibition @ the San Pedro House of Culture. Friday, February 21st, 2020 @ 7 pm.

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Paint or Be Painted: Carnaval In San Pedro Starts this Weekend

Mardi Gras or Carnival, the holiday is celebrated around the world. The festivus of eating, drinking and naughtiness before the beginning of Lent.

Different places do different things…we all know about the celebration in New Orleans or in Rio (Brazil attracts 70% of its tourists during this week alone!) but in San Pedro, it’s been going on for decades and it is totally unique.

Carnaval is at the top of this list. This is a festival that’s been held for decades – before San Pedro had tourists. Get covered in paint with local kids, dance in the park, drink Belikin beers on a dock and then take a dip in ocean. Everyone is involved. Even our traffic guys.

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