Yellow Ginger Festival

Type Of Event
Festival
Start Date
Monday, 10 Aug, 2020Annually
Entrance Fee
Free
Date:
8/10/2019 - 8/11/2019
Description
Highlights
  • East Indian Culture
  • Belizean East Indian Food, Practices, Heritage
  • Culture Explosion
  • Coconut Husking & Grating
  • Masala Making
  • Tacari Eating Contest
  • Family Event
About Event

Annual Yellow Ginger Festival

The Yellow Ginger Festival is an event hosted by the East Indian Council of Belize-Southern Chapter. Each year, the festival is celebrated under a theme that encompasses the East Indian culture, traditions and food. This festival is a two day event that includes a culture explosion night and a yellow ginger park fest. There is usually lots of food, activities and cultural displays at the event.

2019 Annual Yellow Ginger Festival

Details for the 2019 Annual Yellow Ginger Festival are yet to be announced.

Why should you attend the 2019 Yellow Ginger Festival?

The Annual Yellow Ginger Festival is a fun, family event where you can experience the East Indian culture of Belize. There is a lot of interesting things to learn about the culture. Try their tasty foods and participate in their fun activities!
 
Suitable for:
Kids
Teens
Adults
Families
Groups
Couples
Seniors
Handicapped
What to bring?
  • Camera
  • Cash
Activities:
Learning, Photography, Walking
Outline of Event
Date
Start Time
Description
8/10/20196:30 PMCulture Explosion Night
8/11/201910:00 AMYellow Ginger Park Fest
Contact Information
Contact Number:
6637371
Location Information
Venue:
Parish Hall & PG Central Park
Address:
Punta Gorda Central Park of Heroes, Main Middle Street, Punta Gorda, Belize
Transportation
Is Transportation provided?:
No
Transport Info.
Important Transportation/Pickup Information
1. Private Vehicle
2. Rentals/Charters/Shuttles
3. Public Transportation (Buses)
4. Taxi
5. Hitch-hiking

To arrange a shuttle/rental/charter, visit Belizing.com has a wide range of rental, charter and shuttle options to book today! See the options here:
(Shuttles) https://belizing.com/Shuttles/
(Rentals/Charters) https://belizing.com/RentalsCharters/
 
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The Belizing Team set out to the southernmost town of the country to their first ever Chocolate Festival! There were loads of food, drinks, chocolate and entertainment from the Taste ... moreof Toledo Street Fair and the Wine and Chocolate Tasting Event!
Title:
Belize Chocolate Fest 2018
Category:
Belizing Adventures
Author Name:
Angela Wu
Added Date:
Wednesday, 23 May, 2018
Available Listings
$
115
/ Person
Departs From:
Punta Gorda
Provider:
Enjoy a super fun day in the beautiful Maya village of San Pedro Columbia in the lush green Toledo district. Immerse yourself into the world of chocolate, walk the organic farm/forest, ... morepick fresh cacao from the trees, eat it straight from the pod and learn about harvesting, fermenting and making the traditional way (plus lots of sampling). After a delicious traditional lunch, we explore the Lubaantun Maya ruins and learn about the mysteries surrounding the Maya civilization, and the crystal skull. From old to new, we move to the Earthship, a modern day temple, Belize's largest recycling project, a temple made totally of trash, displaying recycling and off-grid living at its finest!!
$
100
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$
120
/ Person
Departs From:
Hopkins
The Farm In this tour, you will take a one hour hike at our farm. While you are there you will see where cacao trees flourish, and you will get your mind blown away with genuine facts ... moreabout cacao. You will get to see varieties, more than just cacao trees. In a diverse jungle, plants, and animals, we will show you our medicinal plants and our vegetable garden. We then complete the tour by making your own fresh sugar Cane juice... Yum!

For this tour you will need:

Insect repellant · Sunscreen · Hiking boots · Outdoor clothing such as; long pants, long sleeve shirt and/or a hat. · Water bottle (we will provide refills) · Camera and Binoculars for unexpected Birds or Monkey Surprises!

The Chocolate Making Session

Back to the chocolate facility, here you will be greeted by the exotic aroma of chocolate heaven. As you make your way to chocolate heaven, where a table awaits you, to indulge in a hot cup of hot chocolate, sample some of our naturally flavored chocolate and make your own chocolate using our stone tools.

The Chocolate Lunch

Immediately after making your chocolate we take a look at our processing facility and our gift shop. After which lunch is served by the one and only Chocolate Queen, “Abelina Cho”. For an unforgettable, Maya cuisine. Like everyone says” sauce is boss”, if you have heard of the chocolate Queen then you’ve heard of the CHOCOLATE CHICKEN! Yes, that’s right IXCACAO is the home of the original chocolate chicken made with our very own dark chocolate. This lunch will give you the energy of a lifetime.
$
75
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$
140
/ Person
Departs From:
Hopkins
Spice Farm and Botanical Garden Tour The Belize Spice Farm & Botanical Gardens, located at the foothills of the Maya Mountain in the Toledo District is the result of the inspiration ... moreand hard work of Tom and Tessy Mathew.

When vacationing in Belize, the Mathews, originally from Kerala, India, were struck by the fact that the climate and topography of Belize are quite similar to that of Kerala, which is known for its world famous spices, such as Tellicherry Black Pepper, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

So in 1990, they started the Golden Stream Plantation in the Toledo district of Belize to grow cacao and citrus. With the aid of the Belizian Government, they imported seeds and cuttings of spice plants native to their homeland.

The farm is now one of the largest black pepper and vanilla farms in the country and is adorned with beautiful teak, mahogany, rosewood, and sandalwood trees, as well as a variety of other magnificent specimens.

You will never look at your spice rack in the same way again! This tour is perfect for food lovers.
$
125
/ Person
Departs From:
Hopkins
Provider:
Belize Maya Cultural Tours This Belize Maya Cultural tour allows participants to learn more about the people who built the legendary cities of Xunantunich, Tikal, Lamanai, Caracol, ... moreand Altun Ha that still tower over the Belizean landscape today.

Participants will travel to a traditional Maya village in southern Belize to meet the descendants of the ancient Maya. Participants will learn about Maya life, including making medicinal compounds from plants found in the jungle, food, musical instruments, textiles, and furniture.

Participants will then be instructed on how to prepare a traditional Maya meal, including grinding corn for making tortillas and tamales. A full lunch of traditional Maya food will be served, including hot chocolate made from beans grown in the village.

Other activities include learning how to weave baskets and bags from local reeds as well as hammocks. Participants will also learn how the Maya make musical instruments from bamboo.
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