November 20, 2008

Garifuna Settlement Day 2008 in Pictures

The arrival of the Garifuna (re-enactment); New River, Orange Walk Town.The arrival of the Garifuna (re-enactment); New River, Orange Walk Town.

In Belize, November 19th is Garifuna Settlement Day. It marks the arrival of a people of African descent who migrated from the Carribbean islands. On this day, throughout the country, there are re-enactments commemorating the advent of the Garifuna. Here are some pictures of this year's "Yurumei" in Orange Walk Town.

Parade lead by Garifuna women; Banquitas, Orange Walk Town.Parade lead by Garifuna women; Banquitas, Orange Walk Town.

Garifuna Day celebrations on Main Street, Orange Walk Town.Garifuna Day celebrations on Main Street, Orange Walk Town.

View more shots at Natural Selection, a photo project of mine.

For more on this event, Belizean Journeys has a nice write up from Dangriga Town, home of the first Garifuna settlement in Belize. Here's a link to last year's Garifuna Day in Pictures.

1 comment:

picturinglifeinplacencia said...

Great photos. Thanks for visiting my blog and glad to have discovered yours. Now I can keep in touch with OW (my home town).