A September to Remember

by McNab VS

The Jubilant days of September have dwindled down, but boy were they fun!

The September Celebrations of 2018 shaped up to be one to remember. From the opening ceremonies and the countrywide parades to Carnival and the music festivals. The highlight of the month is naturally the Carnival road march. Featuring 10 Mas bands, the revelry began on Neal Pen Road and ended in the Marion Jones Sporting Complex. The winners of this year’s Carnival Road March were Titans in the Senior Category and Collet Royal Revellers in the Junior Category. Another noteworthy event was the 5th Annual Culture and Soca Festival. Headlined by Caribbean Sensation Kes and his Band, festival-goers were treated to a night of high energy celebration and nonstop entertainment from a slew of local and international performers. Of course, the perfect way to bring in the countries Independence!

Now faced with the ceremonious morning after blues, we say goodbye to the parties, festivities, and great company we so enjoyed just a few weeks ago. Not to fear. Though the hangover has set it and reliving the fun and planning for next year is all we think we can do, there is still so much to look forward to in the upcoming months!

In October

Belize celebrates Pan American day on the 12th of October. Long weekends are also ideal for adventure and are the perfect opportunity to recharge after a month of excitement. The 10th Annual Blue Water Classic will take place on October 13th and 14th. The grand prize of $10,000 is up for grabs for the most impressive catch! With many other prizes, you don’t want to miss this sports fishing tournament at South water Caye!

In November

November is a special month as Belize celebrates art and culture. Garifuna Settlement Day is celebrated on the 19th. Head down south to experience the reenactments and festivities. If you are a dance, music or culture lover you need to be there! The promotion of Garifuna Cultural preservation as well as Cultural tourism gave birth to the highly anticipated Battle of the Drums. This drumming competition brings together talented groups to compete and display their musical artistry for everyone to enjoy. The Battle of the Drums Competition and Show is usually on the Saturday immediately preceding the 19th of November.

If you are more of a movie buff. The Belize International Film Festival is a three-day event that will peak your interest. International and local filmmakers submit their work and are awarded for their artistic expression. There are screenings and specially invited guests to meet and greet.

Written by CC+L editorial team

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