Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017. 10:24 am CST.
By Zoila Palma: November 19 is celebrated countrywide as Garifuna Settlement Day in Belize.
The National Garifuna Council (NGC) has announced its program of activities leading to the celebration of Garifuna Settlement Day 2017 with two national activities on Saturday November 4th in Belize City.
The first activity is the Annual Garifuna Solidarity Mass at 10:00 a.m. at St. Martin’s Church.
The second activity, the Miss Garifuna Belize Cultural Pageant, takes place at Birds Isle starting at 6:30 p.m. This pageant showcases Garifuna Dances and language in an effort to promote Garifunaduaü.
The contestants and their communities are as follows:
Peine (Punta Gorda) – Tyrese Bermudez
Siene Bight (Sein Beidi) – Emesha Cruz
George Town – Anita Augustine
Hopkins – Aaliyah Augustine
Dangriga – Daynah Marin
Belize City – Ruth Nunez
Belmopan – Moira Arana
All Belizeans are invited to attend the Mass and pageant to experience the showcasing of the Garifuna culture at the highest level.
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