Dia de San Pedro Celebrated

Boat procession participants await blessing
Festivities in honor of Dia de San Pedro commenced on Friday, June 25th at the old football field. An elegantly decorated stage welcomed the gathering for the official opening ceremonies. Master of Ceremonies, Mr. Angel Nuñez first presented Mr. Omar Guerrero to lead the crowd with a brief invocation. The Belize National Anthem was sung by young Nathalie Arceo. Short speeches were given by Mayor Alberto Nuñez, Hon. Daniel Silva, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Patty Arceo and Councilor Omar Guerrero. Before the entertainment commenced, a brief, but eye-catching fireworks's display was held. Barbara's School of Dance entertained with a variety of impressive dances. After the dance presentation, Salus Magaña band was responsible for keeping the crowd in the party mood and they did. The children had a great time at the mechanical games that were available.

The celebration continued Saturday evening with speeches by Hon. Marcial Mes, Minister of Rural Development and Culture, Councilor Pedro Ayuso and Town Board Advisor Hector Trejo.

This night, the San Pedro Dance Company took over to entertain with cultural and modern dances. The performers delighted the gathering with great choreography and intricate costumes. Special appearances during the evening were from two Americans and one Cuban dancer; friends of the dance company. Immediately following the dance show, Salus Magaña once again entertained the gathering until the wee hours of the morning.

An entire afternoon of jump-up continued on Sunday. During the evening a Marimba Band, Alma Beliceña played at The Boatyard. On Monday evening a special event was held for the Senior Citizens of San Pedro. The traditional morning mass for men officiated by Father Murray was held on Tuesday morning followed by breakfast at the Lions Den for the entire community. At 6:15 a.m. the boat procession commenced, led by a replica of St. Peter, and ended at the embarc- adero where all the boats were blessed. In the afternoon, a final procession took place throughout the main streets of San Pedro in honor of our Patron Saint.

Dia de San Pedro Celebrated

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