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Commemoration of the 225th anniversary of the Battle of St. George’s Caye held in Belize City

Posted: Sunday, September 10, 2023. 2:42 pm CST.

By Breaking Belize News Staff: The historical Battle of St. George’s Caye reached its 225th milestone today, and to mark the occasion, a grand ceremony was conducted at the Government House in Belize City. The Battle of St. George’s Caye, fought between September 3rd and 10th in 1798, holds great significance in the country’s history as it marked a pivotal victory for the Baymen settlers against the Spanish fleet.

Amidst the grandeur of the ceremony, Ms. Kendall Morgan was officially crowned as the 78th Queen of the Bay. The Queen of the Bay pageant, a longstanding tradition dating back to 1946, is much more than just a beauty pageant. It symbolizes Belize’s rich culture, history, and the spirit of its people.

The event saw the presence of numerous esteemed attendees. Belizean government officials, international dignitaries, special invitees, and a considerable number of Belizean patrons graced the ceremony with their presence. Traditional music, colorful attires, and vibrant displays added to the festive mood, reflecting the deep-rooted pride and unity of the Belizean populace.

The commemoration serves as an annual reminder of the resilience and bravery of the Baymen settlers. It also emphasizes Belize’s determination in defending its territorial integrity and sovereignty. As attendees departed the Government House, many felt a renewed sense of national pride and appreciation for the history that shaped our beautiful nation.

Belize City will remain abuzz with activities throughout the day, as residents and visitors alike immerse themselves in the celebrations.

 

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