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Cassava Bread- A Garifuna Staple

My Beautiful Belize recently had the unique opportunity to visit Sabal’s Cassava Farm as part of the 2019 Belize Tourism Board media familiarization trip on the southeast coast of Belize. Located at mile three on the Hummingbird Highway, right outside of Dangriga Town, this family-owned business has been operating since 1987 and produces cassava bread, starch, juice, and other deliciousness.

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Garifuna Settlement Day: Join the celebration

To the sounds of beating drums and festive dancing, we annually celebrate Garifuna Settlement Day on November 19th. A day set to honor the arrival of the Garifuna culture to our Belizeans shores in dugout canoes back in 1802, the holiday celebrates with much pride and revelry.

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Maya Heroes Day honors Belize’s ancestors

Maya Heroes Day is observed as a time to recognize our ancestors who paved the way before us, gifting us with a rich culture of language, food, art, dance, sport, music and so much more. In these modern times, the Northern Maya Association of Belize focuses on preserving our culture and heritage with pride and dignity.

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Spending Easter in Belize: Fun for everyone!

The four day holiday begins on Good Friday (April 19th) and runs through Easter Monday (April 22nd), giving vacationers ample time to enjoy the best Belize has to offer. From beach parties to cultural and religious events, Easter in Belize has something for everyone!

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Belizean Folktales: El Cadejo

Belizean Folktales are often full of lessons, taught to children via the stories of the classic Tata Duende, Xtabai, Llorona and more. The story of the Cadejo is interpreted in many ways, focusing on choices that can mean success or failure.

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Ko’ox Tanah…let’s go home

To residents of San Antonio Village, Cayo District, the word TANAH means home. It means the hot food from the fogon, the language of our ancestors, the history of our people, the hard work on the milpas…Tanah – in Ka’atech!

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Carnaval is color, tradition and celebration!

On February 10-14th, catch a glimpse of the most spectacular of presentations during El Gran Carnaval de San Pedro! Costumes, culture, tradition and revelry will fill the streets in the annual pre-Lenten celebration!

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