Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Belizeans live up September celebrations!

The 2009 September celebrations have come and gone, and it is no doubt that this year’s celebration will go down in the history books as one to remember. 2009 is a special year for Belizeans: it marks the 28th anniversary of the birth of our independent democracy. The most striking aspect of Belize Independence celebrations has been the ubiquity of three colors – white, red and blue. Thousands of Belizeans across the country turned out in ideal Belizean weather to witness the official ceremony and to participate in the customary Independence Parade. In San Pedro, things were no different as everyone got into the festive moods and showcased much patriotism and pride as we celebrated the 28 years of our nations Independence.
Independence Day was topped off with a parade down the main streets of San Pedro, where hundreds lined the streets to view the great floats and enjoy the great music and dancing. The parade began when the fire engine sounded its horn, signaling the commencement of the parade. Following the fire engine was a large enthusiastic bunch that featured political personalities from both sides; marching bands, scores of flags, thousands of students, and a big jump up from several businesses. A sense of unity was felt through out the festivities as revelers broke into spontaneous cheers, whilst others danced and waved their Belizean flags in one of the biggest parades in San Pedro. Let the images tell the tale.

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