Dust off your Art History books and take out those paintbrushes and canvas. Art has a pulse and it’s beating strong in Belize. Take a walk to the historic Museum of Belize and you’ll be pleased to see the amazing artworks Belize has to offer. “The River of Art Flows Everywhere”, by Yaoling Lee is ... .Read More about Art Talk
In the 1800’s, in a show of solidarity, Belize formed a secretariat, The Caribbean Organization of Indigenous Peoples. This was done to galvanize the efforts of our neighbors in Honduras and Guatemala to receive the Garinagu who were fleeing St. Vincent in order to be free to practice their religion and culture, as well as ... .Read More about British Honduras Arrival Of Garinagu
Garifuna Settlement Day The 19th of November is a National Holiday in Belize. It is the day that the country commemorates the arrival of the Garifuna people to its shores. The Garinagu have greatly contributed to Belizean culture. In 2001, UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) declared the Garifuna culture a “Masterpiece ... .Read More about Let’s Celebrate the Garifuna Culture!
History of the Jankunu Dance Jankunu, also known as John Canoe in English, is the HABINAHAN WANARAGUA Festival of the Garifuna of southern Belize. According to tradition, this festival is rooted in male secret societies of West Africa, Poro, and Egungun, which was where most of the African slaves were taken by the British and ... .Read More about Jankunu Festival Of The Garifuna
The earliest African arrivals to Belize, then known as British Honduras, appears in a text penned by a Spanish missionary in 1724. Said text claims that the British had been importing slaves from Jamaica and Bermuda; in truth, the British had claimed the territory we now know as Belize in the middle of the 1600s. ... .Read More about Africans in Belize
The Creole people in Belize are those with some amount of African blood. They are the descendants of African slaves who were brought to Belize in the 1700s and 1800s. Some also are descended from those who immigrated from Africa. The Creole people once encompassed about 60 percent of the Belize population. However, many of ... .Read More about The Creole People of Belize