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
One of the more recent groups of people to settle within Belize would be the Lebanese. While the Lebanese account for far less of Belize’s population than the Chinese, they have started to leave an impact on the country. Arab food restaurants, like Sahara Grill, have opened in both the capital and Belize City, where … .Read More about The Lebanese of Belize
In Continuation of People of Belize… Other Minorities Many other cultures have found their way home to Belize. East Indians These people were brought to Belize during the colonial slave trade, taken from India and forced to work sugar plantations. The East Indians of Today’s Belize are most prominent in Toledo District. Understandably, their addition … .Read More about People of Belize Continuation
The Representation of A People The story of Belize is one of migration and adaptation; a direct result of the movement of peoples from across regions who have nestled and created life, together. Belizeans have managed to create a society where differences have become a singular identity. Indeed, Belize is a rich melting pot of … .Read More about Belizean Art – A true reflection of cultures
Exploring the Origins of Belize’s National Heroes and Benefactors Day Originally called Baron Bliss Day, National Benefactors Day celebrates the many benefactors which have contributed to the country of Belize. Belize is a small country with a grand spirit, perhaps this is why the man we know as Baron Bliss left his fortune to the … .Read More about Remembering Belize’s Heroes
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.