Just like the parade, the images keep on coming.
The Jump Up Parade — anyone care to venture why it is called that? — is such a joyful and colorful Independence Day celebration, I couldn’t stop taking pictures.
Well, yes, I could. Read the rest of this entry »
San Pedro celebrated the 33rd year of Belize independence with a good old fashioned Jump Up Parade that included a band, lots of marching groups, trucks loaded with two-story high sound systems that pumped out crazy dance beats, floats, a beauty queen, gaily decorated golf carts and children by the dozens.
The parade started promptly at 1 p.m. and don’t think that its promptness didn’t have plenty of wags wagging their tongues.
Nothing ever starts on time in Belize?
Well, this parade did. Read the rest of this entry »
Rose and I were all set last night to head down to Central Park in San Pedro Town for the launch of Independence Day celebrations — music, dance, speeches and the best fireworks in all of Belize.
Not just our lights. All of Belize.
And probably parts of Guatemala and Mexico too.
You’ve not experienced darkness until your whole nation goes dark. Read the rest of this entry »