Central America and Mexico’s Independence celebrated on Ambergris Caye

Central America and Mexico’s Independence celebrated on Ambergris Caye

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With a first of its kind colorful parade through the streets of San Pedro Town, island residents with roots from Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Mexico, celebrated the independence of the nations above on Saturday, September 15th at the Honourable Louis Sylvestre Sporting Arena. Organized by members of the island community and The San Pedro Town Council, the annual event showcased each country’s culture, folklore, food and even the artistic talents of some of the countries. Curious islanders convened around 5PM at the Central Park to view the parade, headed by Mayor Daniel Guerrero, Deputy Ruben Gonzalez, Consular Officer from the Honduran Embassy, Fredy Fernandez, along with the island’s beauty queens. The parade featured participants bearing the flags from each country, followed by uniformed performers dancing to the beat of a Guatemalan marching band ‘Ciencia y Technologia.’ The parade ended at the Honourable Louis Sylvestre Sporting Arena, where a flag raising ceremony for each of the countries represented took place at 8PM. This was followed by formalities, with Mayor Guerrero addressing the multitude that attended the event. Guerrero briefly gave an overview of the historical events that led to the Independence of the Central American nations, and Mexico from Spain in the 1800’s. Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation, Honourable Manuel Heredia Jr., also attended the event and shared a few words with the audience. “To all those from the other Central American countries, including Mexico, who have made Ambergris Caye […]

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