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#561458 01/25/23 01:25 PM
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La Vida es un Gran Carnaval! Councilor Adaly Ayuso, Councilor of Events and the San Pedro Town Council Events Committee officially invite the public to this year Carnaval 2023 Festivities! Join us on February 18-21 as we kick off our most beloved island tradition! Which promises to bring fun and COLOR for everyone.

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FOOD VENDERS NEEDED

San Pedro Carnaval Market Day February 18th, 2023 at the Saca Chispas Field

APPLY at the San Pedro Town Council or Call Charles Mejia 674-3003
Deadline: February 10th at 5pm

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Councillor Ernesto with the portfolio of Tourism Promotion is organising the the 2nd Annual SPTC Cocktail Competition. Grand Prize: $1,000. We are inviting local bartenders to enter into a competition to showcase their talents. The competition will involve 2 round of judging with 2 signature cocktails. The last cocktail must have a Carnaval theme. The competition will take place at the Carnaval Market on February 18th 9pm at Saca Chispas Field. There will be 3 judges. For more information and to apply email: [email protected] or call 665-8510. Deadline application: Feb 15th at 5pm.

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Councillor Adaly Ayuso with the portfolio of Events is keeping the Tradition of Carnaval alive by inviting the general public and schools to participate in our Traditional 3 day Comparsas and Win Cash (Adults $1000 and School $500). Que Viva La Tradici�n!

Contact: Charles Mejia: 674-3003

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La Vida es un Gran Carnaval! Councilor Adaly Ayuso, Councilor of Events and the San Pedro Town Council Events Committee officially invite the public to this year Carnaval 2023 Festivities! Join us on February 18th as we kick off our most beloved island tradition! Which promises to bring fun and COLOR for everyone.


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The traditional island celebration, 'El Gran Carnaval de San Pedro,' takes place February 18th through the 21st, with big parties, street dances (comparsas), and painting. The annual celebration will also include a Carnaval market day at the Honourable Louis Sylvestre Sporting Complex, where events like a cocktail competition will be held.

The San Pedro Town Council (SPTC) invites islanders to participate in this year's festivities. Bartenders participating in the cocktail competition can compete for the grand cash prize of $1,000. According to details from the SPTC organizing the event, the competition will involve two rounds of judging and two signature cocktails. Additionally, one of the cocktails presentations must include a carnaval theme.

One of the highlights of El Carnaval is the street dances or comparsas. The colorful and entertaining procession attracts hundreds of island residents and tourists throughout the three-day celebration. This year, the SPTC invites adults and schools to participate in the traditional activity. There will be a cash prize of $1,000 for the first-place adult comparsa and $500 for the winning school comparsa.

The island carnaval dates back to the mid-1800s, usually ending on Ash Wednesday, at the beginning of the 40-day lent season. The celebration closes with Don Juan Carnaval's burning, the festival's patron. This practice is believed to rid the island of bad energy, attracting prosperity to San Pedro Town.

Anyone interested in participating in the comparsas or the cocktail competition should contact Charles Mejia at 674-3003.

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San Pedro Carnaval 2023 Rules & Regulations

* Recommended that only Children paint on Sunday.
* PAINTING ZONE - Painting ONLY on the beach from Ruby's Hotel to the Cemetary and on Barrier Reef Drive.
* Non-Painters are recommended to avoid the Painting Zone.
* NO PAINTING of comparsa participants, properties, signs, vehicles, people in uniforms.
* Respect our tourists, unless they want to participate.
* No oil paint, spray paint.
* No bottle squeezers.
* No rotten eggs.
* No throwing of eggs.

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What to Expect: 2023 Carnaval In San Pedro Starts this Weekend

San Pedro, Belize is about to celebrate one of our most unique holidays of the year - Carnaval. 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.

This year's Carnaval is UPON US! This coming weekend, Saturday/Sunday to the final night of Fat Tuesday, 21st. And then the next day, Don Juan Carnval - who very specifically slept with women from EIGHT countries, is burned. Sunday is generally the tamest day to go out - the best day to take photos. Music in the Central Park and kids painting each other. Lots of little kids. Things really get going around 4pm. Best to park AWAY from Front Street. I don't find that people are malicious but if you are young�and have a painted hand�well�it's just to easy to get it on things!

Click here to read the rest of the article in the San Pedro Scoop

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Things That Are Normal on Ambergris Caye only During Carnaval

Carnaval in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize is one of the MOST UNIQUE celebrations in the country. There are two main things that make it FUN - Walking around town covered in paint and watching members of our community dance through the streets and entertaining residents on their porches.

It's a cultural celebration that is almost 90 years old. According to folklore, don Juan Carnaval commenced the celebration prior to lent. There was a big festival in San Pedro featuring music, dancing, food and bacchanalia. The festive spirit continued for three days of Carnival from Sunday to Tuesday and on Wednesday the period of lent with fasting and sacrifice commenced. The celebrations are based from these folkloric and cultural beginnings.

There are a few things that only happen during Carnaval and would not be seen as 'normal' if it weren't that time of the year. Taking a closer look at all the activity during the three days you come to think: "Yeah, this would definitely not be considered normal on any other day in La Isla Bonita!"

Click here to read the rest of the article in the iTravel Belize Blog

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Painting Frenzy San Pedro Carnival 2023



First Dancing Comparsa to hit the streets of San Pedro on day one of Carnaval 2023


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San Pedro's 2023 Carnaval Begins: Let the Kids Paint!

Carnaval in San Pedro Belize is here! Yesterday, Sunday, was the first day�and it was for the kids. Paint and powder everywhere! Today, Monday is Day #2. For teens� And then Day #3 is for everyone. The perfect day to put your older clothes on�buy a few bottles of watered-down paint�

Paint And get in there. The painting starts in the very late afternoon/early evening. And even if you don't want to get painted, both nights are fun times to head into town for dinner and/or drinks. Maybe Elvi's Kitchen or Caramba's on Middle Street. You can watch the painted people go by�and maybe catch some of the dancing groups that parade in the streets.

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