Festivity Analysis

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In Belize, November 19th is a national holiday whereby we celebrate Garifuna Settlement Day. This day represents the landing of the people who were African descendants that migrated from the Caribbean islands. It was then that their ancestors, who had been forced out of Honduras, touched base in the territory to join the little band that had effectively settled in the town of Stann Creek. In the town of Dangriga, the center of Belize's Garifuna community, there is a service held on Settlement Day. It reenacts the settlers' arrival. . This day denote the start of the Garifuna vicinity in the nation of Belize in 1823.

Moreover, “Yurumei”, the highlight of festivity is an early morning re-enactment of the Garifuna arriving by boat to the shores of our country, perceiving the presence of the Garifuna. In addition, women and men are dressed in traditional clothing, paddling from the sea on vessel brightened with the traditional colors which are black, yellow and white. While paddling towards our shores we can listen to the thumping of the drums and customary tune resounding over the waters to the crowd waiting for the arrival. When they land on the shore, they are joined by much audience. Then, within beautiful Belize Festivities usually include processions and street dancing,
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In addition, women and men are dressed in traditional clothing, paddling from the sea on vessel brightened with the traditional colors which are black, yellow and white. While paddling towards our shores we can listen to the thumping of the drums and customary tune resounding over the waters to the crowd waiting for the arrival. When they land on the shore, they are joined by much audience. Then, within beautiful Belize Festivities usually include processions and street dancing, often in masks and

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