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!
In Garifuna culture, music accompanies most activities, often spontaneously and everyone participates. There are no “stars” in the commercial sense, and even children learn and take part as an endemic part of their formation. Garifuna is a rich amalgam of all the elements of cultural traditions that they are fortunate to have inherited. Besides the … .Read More about Garifuna Music
Who are these people and where did they come from? The mystery and history of Belize’s Garifuna people are subtle reminders of the impression a small society can make within a much larger one. Visiting Belize is a colorful, informative and rewarding experience. For a small nation, it claims many of the most remarkable sites … .Read More about The Garifuna People Of Belize
Brief History of the Holiday November 19th is a public holiday in Belize. Set to commemorate the arrival of the Garifuna people to the country’s southern shores. In the 17th century, British and French slave traders brought Sub Saharan African slaves to the islands of the Lesser Antilles. There, those slaves intermarried with native Island … .Read More about Garifuna Settlement Day: A celebration of cultural resilience and human heritage.