Garifuna Celebrations theme announced

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Posted: Thursday, September 8, 2016. 10:29 a.m. CST.

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By BBN Staff: Rísiti, Pántati, Gabafuti, Iúnrahowa meme la (English): Rich, Proud, and Powerful let us continue to preserve it.

So reads this year’s selected theme for the celebrations leading up to the observance of Garifuna Settlement Day on November 19, as announced by the National Garifuna Council (NGC) this morning.

Garifuna Settlement Day marks the larger arrival of Garifuna people to Belize in 1832, reenacted every year on the 19th morning as part of the official observance.

Garifuna Settlement Day became a national public holiday in 1975.

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