Lent

Nothing beats Carnaval in San Pedro, but this is a fair second place

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Kids roam the streets of San Pedro during Carnaval 2015.
Happy Warriors: Kids roam the streets of San Pedro during Carnaval 2015, cheerfully smearing each other with (hopefully) washable paint. It is a chance to be wild and free, just before Lent begins.

I missed Carnaval in San Pedro, Belize, this year.

No kids giddily slathering each other in colorful paint in Central Park.

No quirky and entertaining Comparsas song-and-dance parades.

No party in the park, La Pintadera, the last hurrah before Lent. Read the rest of this entry »

It’s Carnaval time in San Pedro, Belize

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Carnaval 2015 begins in San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye, Belize. Paint wars by kids and tomorrow and Tuesday, the adults, is a big part of it all.
Carnaval 2015 begins in San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye, Belize. Paint wars by kids and tomorrow and Tuesday, the adults, is a big part of it all.

 

Carnaval 2015 begins in San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye, Belize. On Sunday, Front Street, the beach  and Central Park were given over to paint wars by kids. They descended on the park with bottles filled with washable paints (hopefully) and even some raw eggs.

Often banding together in teams, they waged battles on other groups, gleefully smearing each other from head to toe. They get to do it again after school tomorrow and Tuesday, starting at 3 p.m. The adults get to join in too. Read the rest of this entry »