Volume 1 – Yurumein

What is Yurumein?

Yurumein commemorates the arrival of the Garinagu to Belize. This annual Garifuna Settlement Day celebration is held on 19 November. Yurumein features the re-enactment of the ancestral Garinagu’s journey from St. Vincent to Roatan, Honduras and Belize. This day includes a procession filled with traditional music and dance, a Mass of Thanksgiving and concludes with general merriment. Though previously observed only in the Stann Creek and Toledo Districts, Yurumein is now widely celebrated across several communities where Garinagu reside in Belize.

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