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Tonight is the opening of the 56th Annual San Joaquin Fiesta.
But do you know the history of this festivity?

La Fiesta de San Joaquin is an annual celebration held in August in San Joaquin Village, Corozal District. San Joaquin, The village's patron saint, is honored with novenas and a mass at the San Joaquin Catholic Church. The fiesta culminates with a feria at the San Joaquin park.

Learn more on Belize Living Heritage:

Have a look at our documentary "La Fiesta de San Joaquin" to learn more!

La Fiesta De San Joaquin
This video documentary highlights the religious, cultural and social tradition of the San Joaquin Fiesta in San Joaquin Village, Corozal District in Belize. The Fiesta honours the village's patron saint, San Joaquin, with novenas, a mass, and culminates in a grand fair. The documentary includes interviews with community members and local experts who share the fiesta's history and meaning.

Special thanks to the people of San Joaquin, Corozal, for making this documentary possible and for bringing back this festivity after two years of postponement due to the pandemic. We are grateful to the Belize Intangible Cultural Heritage Network and all our institutional partners who support our work. Please see the credits at the end of the film for a full listing of our partners.

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