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Sights and Sounds from Garifuna Settlement Day

This year’s Garifuna Settlement Day celebration was a wet one, as it rained incessantly throughout the day.  While an official ceremony was held in Dangriga, the Culture Capital, many across [...]

Celebrating Garifuna Settlement Day Virtually

Across the country, Garifuna Settlement Day will be celebrated on Thursday.  The nineteenth of November is traditionally a time of year when the culture of the Garifuna people is honored [...]

Plans for a Virtual Nineteenth Celebration

Activities for this year will include an ecumenical service in Dangriga which is preceded by a re-enactment of the arrival of the Garinagu.   Sebastian Cayetano, Garifuna Activist/Historian “Where it [...]

Mexico independence Celebration to go virtual

And get ready to celebrate Mexico’s Independence Day. The Embassy of Mexico in Belize today issued a release to say that the celebration is on; but given the current situation [...]

Celebrating September Celebrations in a Responsible Manner

Aside from being U.D.P. Leader Elect and Culture Minister, Patrick Faber is also in charge of culture. Today, he was asked about this year’s September Celebrations Septembers.  According to Faber, [...]

Deejays Need Unemployment Relief Too

The rash of new COVID-19 cases has resulted in nightclubs and other establishments being shuttered once again and deejays, as well as other entertainers, are presently out of a job.  [...]

Jankunu Productionz Hosts Two Nights of Comedy with “Covid Chronicles”

Are you ready for some theatre filled with laughter and excitement? Well listen up cause on August seventh and eighth at the Bliss Centre for the Performing Arts, “Covid Chronicles” [...]

What is the Heritage Education Network Belize?

Heritage Education Network Belize is a new non-profit organization being led by four archaeologists to help support heritage education and the sustainable development of tourism and creative businesses. The online [...]

How to Access Heritage Education Network Belize’s Resources

Co-Founder of the Heritage Education Network Belize Sylvia Batty says that they have launched a number of free resources and are looking to expand their offerings and form more partnerships [...]

Foodie Expo Held in Belize City

A gastronomic event took place this weekend; it was a Foodie Expo that brought together persons in the food industry.  It was staged at 501 Hub in Belize City on [...]

Reviving Hetzmek, a Mayan Baptism Ritual

Over the weekend a ritual steeped in ancient tradition was performed in Yo Creek, in the Orange Walk District. A Hetzmek, which is a baptismal ceremony, was held for a [...]

At Least 9 Employees Fired from NICH

As we have reported, the National Institute of Culture and History had been running on financial trouble for months.  The Minister of Education Patrick Faber had raised the alarm on [...]

September without Carnival! No Money and No Time to Get Ready

In years past, the construction of carnival costumes and dance rehearsals would be in full swing at this time of the year. But the coronavirus has thrown a wrench into [...]

Image Factory @ 25!

The iconic Image Factory Art Foundation is celebrating twenty-five years today.  Over the years, we have grown to recognize the Image Factory as the most edgy and innovative art gallery [...]

Chocolate Making – a Mayan Art Form!

The history of the cacao in the Mayan culture dates back to thousands of years ago. The cacao beans or seeds were used for trading and also used in drinks, [...]

The National Festival of Arts 2020 Goes Virtual

The National Festival of Arts 2020 goes virtual. Around this time every year, the national showcase of primary and high school students in the performing arts would take centre stage [...]

World Book and Copyright Day is Celebrated in Belize

Across the world, April twenty-third is recognized as World Book and Copyright Day. It is used to recognize the literary works of poets, authors and writers. But in the wake [...]

La Ruta Maya – Rich in Culture & an Income Booster for Communities

Enterprising residents along the banks of the Belize River look forward for the annual Belikin La Ruta Maya River Challenge to generate income. From the sale of jewellery and food [...]

The Evolution of the La Ruta Maya River Challenge; Day One Complete

Sixty teams registered and competed in the first leg of the Belikin La Ruta Maya River Challenge. At seven a.m. sharp, the canoes paddled down the winding Macal River for [...]

NICH Launches a Portal to Belize’s Cultural Heritage

Today, the National Institute of Culture and History (NICH), through the Institute for Social and Cultural Research, in partnership with cultural stakeholders released the Belize Living Heritage Website. The online [...]

Cuba Celebrates the Historic Anniversaries of Revolution and Relations with Belize

The Embassy of Cuba in Belize celebrated two historic events over the weekend: the anniversary of its revolution and the anniversary of relations with Belize. Education and health have been [...]

Cuba Celebrates Revolution Anniversary & Bilateral Ties with Belize

Today an official celebration of the sixty-first anniversary of the Cuban Revolution as well as the twenty-fifth anniversary of bilateral relations between Belize and Cuban will be celebrated at the [...]

The National Screening Tour of Belize’s First Animated Movie

The national screening tour for Tecuani and Duende, Belize’s first animated movie comes to the Mexican Cultural Institute in Belize City tonight. It is one of the last stops for [...]

Luthiers Without Borders Assist the Pallotti School of Music

Luthiers without Borders is an international organization that began with a violin repair project run by two violin makers in schools in Havana, Cuba. It quickly expanded to other countries [...]

Museum Association of Belize Learns How to Digitize Collections

The Museum Association of Belize received four-day training to learn how to use technology to preserve and make cultural assets more accessible. The owners and curators of the museums received [...]