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The Hopkins Mango Festival is coming!

The Hopkins Mango Festival is coming!In an ideal world, I would subsist on mangoes for every meal, in every which way. Ripe ones only…don’t give me the green stuff – they’re too sour and I indulged enough in my youth. My dream world sees...

The sweet celebration of chocolate in southern Belize

The sweet celebration of chocolate in southern Belize Humble in appearance yet heavenly in flavor, cacao AKA chocolate, has been celebrated in the Toledo District since 2007. This southern area of Belize is recognized for its superior cacao beans that are not only a...

Culture comes alive in Belize City at Mr. Peetaz Brukdong Bram

Culture comes alive in Belize City at Mr. Peetaz Brukdong Bram Brukddong music is a classic Kriol Belizean sound, and legendary musician Mr. Wilfred Peters (of Mr. Peetaz and the Boom & Chime band) was an icon of the genre. In his honor, the National...

The Indian festival calendar: November – December 2017

The Indian festival calendar: November – December 2017  Dev Deepavali celebrations in VaranasiImage courtesy: ©DEBA PRASAD ROY/Lonely Planet As the winter months set in, the almanac brings in some colourfully splendid festivals… here is a look at some: Ganga Mahotsav and Dev Deepavali  Where: Varanasi When: November 1-3 Celebrated as a...

A spook-tacular Halloween experience in Ambergris Caye!

A spook-tacular Halloween experience in Ambergris Caye! October and Halloween are like peanut butter and jelly – you can’t think about one without the other. We welcome October with open arms. The red white and blue September Celebrations décor has come down, and are now...

Halloween in San Pedro: recapping one scary weekend!

Halloween in San Pedro: recapping one scary weekend! Another Halloween has come and gone, and with it memories of spectacular costumes. From humans to pets, this year island residents and visitors went above and beyond in dressing up for this ghoulish holiday. As always, San Pedro...

Celebrating the Garifuna with Battle of the Drums

Celebrating the Garifuna with Battle of the Drums Every November 19th, Belize celebrates one of its most vibrant cultural groups, the Garifuna. Garifuna Settlement Day is one of the largest and most celebrated national holidays, heralding the arrival of the Garinagu people to Belize after...

Orange Walk’s 6th Tacos Fest – delicious!

Orange Walk’s 6th Tacos Fest – delicious! Belizeans who love good food all headed north to Orange Walk Town on Sunday, November 27, for the 6th annual Tacos Festival at the Banquitas House of Culture. The tacos came in all flavors and were made of...

From jungles to beaches: Ring in the New Year

From jungles to beaches: Ring in the New Year in Belize! As the New Year approaches, we tend to start debating as to where we will be when the clock hits twelve on December 31st. Home with family? A party with friends? A romantic dinner...

Flavours of Diwali :: Festival Wishes

Flavours of Diwali  Bursts of sparkle, startling bangs, vibrant rangolis, a game of cards, a roll of the dice, and the best of clothes — yes, Diwali is all that, but not just. Diwali is also piping hot gulab jamun stuffed with saffron and pistachio,...

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