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2021 National Garifuna Council November Celebrations #553310
10/14/21 04:58 AM
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National Garifuna Council’s Release November Celebrations 2021 Calendar of Events

National Garifuna Council has once again organized a variety of virtual activities for its 2021 November Celebrations. NGC continues to work with our partners and communities to ensure that this year's Calendar of activities focus on Garifuna identity, spirituality and perseverance. As we are quickly approaching the month of November and the anticipation of the cultural extravaganza leading up to the re-enactment of the arrival of the Garinagu to the shores of Belize, we look forward to your continued support and engagement as NGC branches countrywide will be planning and hosting various virtual activities to honor the contributions of past and present Garinagu, and to showcase the vibrant Garifuna culture, language, music and dance.

The theme chosen is Au Bun, Amürü Nu Hagabüribei Garinagu; Awanse Wamá Lau: ‘I for You, You for Me’ Is the Garifuna Way; Let Us Move Forward. As Garinagu and Belizeans, we must continue to ensure that we protect each other as we battle and adjust to the restrictions brought upon us due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As always, NGC encourages everyone to wear their masks properly, practice social distancing protocols and other preventative measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our beautiful Belize.

The annual celebration commemorates the arrival of the Garinagu to Belize in 1832, after being expelled from their home in St. Vincent in the Caribbean. The significant cultural contribution to Belize was commemorated in 1977, when under the leadership of the late Premier George Cadle Price, November 19th was officially declared a public and bank holiday.

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Re: 2021 National Garifuna Council November Celebrations [Re: Marty] #553624
10/28/21 05:02 AM
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2021 Garifuna Music Festival

The Garifuna Music Festival will be on Saturday, November 13th, and they have an amazing lineup, including Supa G and Sweet Pain. It'll be streamed right after the Battle of the Drums.

"After the Battle of the Drums competition join us for the Battle of the Drums Music Festival. Bigger and Better. Raise the volume and Dance."

The entire list of events through November can be found in the post above:

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11/18/21 07:08 AM
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How did the celebration of Garifuna Settlement Day begin?

On Friday, November 19, Belize will celebrate Garifuna Settlement Day! Here are the key facts:

- The Garinagu began migrating to Belize, formerly British Honduras, from as early as 1802.
- The largest group is said to have arrived in 1823 under the leadership of Alejo Beni.
- In 1941, Thomas Vincent Ramos founded Carib Disembarkment Day and began the celebrations in Dangriga.
- The holiday was initially granted for the Stann Creek District in 1943.
- This was later extended nationwide in 1977 and the name was changed from Carib Disembarkment Day to Garifuna Settlement Day.

Learn more in these articles:

- "Who are the Garifuna People of Belize?" by Rolando Cocom on Belize Living Heritage. ISCR NICH:
https://belizelivingheritage.org/who-are-the-garifuna-people-of-belize/

- "Thomas Vincent Ramos and Garifuna Settlement Day" by Phylicia Pelayo on Belize Living Heritage. ISCR NICH:
https://belizelivingheritage.org/thomas-vincent-ramos-and-garifuna-settlement-day/


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Re: 2021 National Garifuna Council November Celebrations [Re: Marty] #554070
11/20/21 06:21 AM
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National Garifuna Council Mass and 2021 Celebration!

Mass 2021 Official Garifuna



Official Celebration by the National Garifuna Council



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