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NICH contributes to revitalizing and safeguarding Kekchi Maya Flute and Drum Music

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On Sunday 20 November 2022, the National Institute of Culture and History (NICH) joined leaders and members of the Mopan and Kekchi Maya communities of southern Belize at Lubaantun Archeological Reserve to launch a collection of Traditional Kekchi Maya Flute and Drum Music. Cortez Dance, Lubaantun. Mr. Ernesto Saqui, president…

Belizeans Honoured with Belize at 41 Prizes

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The National Celebrations Commission (NCC) hosted the Belize@41 Awards Ceremony on 1 September 2022, featuring seven outstanding and deserving Belizeans. Belize at 41 Awardees with Hon. Cordel Hyde, Acting Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister of Belize. Photo courtesy Gov. Press Office. The awards and respective awardees are: Beverley Smith…

Snapshots and Memories of the Yellow Ginger Festival

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Enjoy these snapshots and memories of the Yellow Ginger Festival. If you have photographs and videos you would like to see on this website, send us an email at iscr@nichbelize.org or use the Contact Us Form to make you submission. First Annual Yellow Ginger Festival Second Annual Yellow Ginger Festival…

Who are the Garifuna People of Belize?

It’s November 19! In dories and boats, the Garinagu bring coconut, plantain, cassava, and the drums of their ancestors to Dangriga’s shores, as the crowds—Belizeans and visitors alike—cheer and celebrate in the streets. This is Yurumein: the reenactment of the Garifuna journey to Belize. It is Garifuna Settlement Day, a…

Celebrating Heritage and Identity in Flowers Bank Village

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Each year the quiet village of Flowers Bank comes alive with a celebration of Kriol culture and Belizean history at the Flowers Bank Village Festival. The village is located three miles off the Burrell Boom Road after Burrell Boom Village. Since 2009, the Flowers Bank Village Festival has been hosted…
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