Belize September Celebrations were officially opened on Sunday at St. George’s Caye with the third annual optimist regatta commemorating the historic naval battle from 1798 that won the right of what is now Belize to establish independence and to expand upon freedom.
The Chairman of Caye Caulker Johnny Watt and Hon. Manuel Heredia Jr. Minister of Tourism who resides on Ambergris Caye were both in attendance as well as 2 dignitary boats full of Belize sailing fans. Many sailed over from Ambergris Island to enjoy the race and the after party.
Hon. Manuel Heredia Jr. was quoted by local Belize news, “Indeed it was right here on this small island that 214 years ago a group of diverse people stood their grounds and fought against overwhelming odds to defend their homeland and for the right to pursue their own unique way of life.”
“It was also here on St. George’s Caye that the seed of nationhood was first planted.” In his speech, Heredia also discussed the plans at the Institute of Archaeology to declare Belize’s first underwater Archeological Reserve.
“We have also begun to identify several locations that include the remains of shipwrecks in the vicinity of Ambergris Caye, Radisson Point and the shallow waters around St. George’s Caye. The protection of this important landmark will allow us to preserve our incredible rich and colorful past for the benefit, education and enjoyment of all Belizeans and those who came to visit our shores.”
To Read what Johnny Watt had to say about this historical battle please go to the full article on 7 News Belize.
All sailing pictures Pictures are courtesy of Forrest Jones and Matt Jones
September Celebrations is a fun time to travel to Belize. Our annual independence day parade easily make the best parades list not only is it the largest parades of the year it is also the most colorful and well worth putting on your travel to do list.
Even the spectators join in the Belize themed party decorations as you will see in our first picture below.
If you are considering a last minute September vacation then look no further for your accommodation discount.
“Fall into savings” SPECIAL OFFER: Book 4 or more nights and get 50% off your room rate
ON-GOING SPECIAL: The longer you stay the more you save…
Stay 4 nights for the price of 3
Stay 7 nights for the price of 5
Stay 14 nights for the price of 7
Additional nights available at discounted rates. Not available from December 25th – 31st. 14 night offer not available on 1 bedroom condos.
To view rates, check availability or request a reservation place go to the Grand Caribe Belize specials page.
In case you need further convincing did we mention how much fun the party in the park is after watching the best parade of your life?