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San Pedro JUMPS UP For Belize’s 33rd Birthday Independence Day Parade, Part Two

September 21st is San Pedro’s biggest parade of the year and I have lots more pictures.  If you didn’t see yesterday’s post with the pre-parade and the start, check it out.

Let’s continue with San Pedro’s amazing September 21st parade…and the hibiscus flowers and hummingbirds of The Island Academy.

Part Two.

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There was quite a crowd at the beginning turn.  A few hundred people standing on the shade side of the street and zero people on the other side.

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Teacher Lisa and Ana of Ambergris Vacation Rentals.IMG_2334

Carrie of Sol Spa at the Phoenix and Kelly from Blue Water Grill and other spots.IMG_2335

 

The PUP political candidates and crew.  The election is coming up…check out my last election day experience in March 2012.

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The San Pedro AIDs Commission.   Go Felix!

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Brittney of SandBar Restaurant (and soon to be hostel) and Chap, a lovely chef at lovely Casa Picasso.IMG_2275Castillo’s Hardware.  Thank you guys for participating.

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And this beautifully tissue papered cart.  This took some time!

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This crew was so fun and I took their pic on practically every street in San Pedro.

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On Front Street they were joined by Telenovela star Shelley.  Strike a pose.

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Kids, despite the incredibly loud music, were falling asleep left and right.  Super cute to me.

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Okay…back to the parade.

ABC Preschool with DJ Debbie providing the music.  Lemme hear you SCREAM!

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How awesome is this?  A sea of octopi.

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IMG_2344 IMG_2346And then in the back, two people that should win some sort of awards for dancing non-stop in these costumes in the heat with smiles on their faces.

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Sherlette rocks this every single year.  Let me find a few of my old pics.  This is 2014.

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2013.

Dancing

2012.

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Okay…I’ll stop now…but I do think I might have 2010 somewhere…

2011.

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She is the queen of the parade.

Next up was a super high energy red-white & blue group with some really good DJs.

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IMG_2311So fun…if you love San Pedro, you must MUST get to this parade once in your life.  I’ll see you there…in 2015.

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3 thoughts on “San Pedro JUMPS UP For Belize’s 33rd Birthday Independence Day Parade, Part Two

  1. Pingback: More photos from the Independence Day Jump Up Parade in San Pedro, Belize « Bound for Belize

  2. TarheelBornGal

    Great photos! I don’t know most of the folks you know, but the beautiful costumed and dancing lady is Sherlette (I hope I spelled that right), who used to cook at Grand Caribe. She’s one of the sweetest, kindest people we met on the island — AND knows how to ROCK a parade!

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