Dangriga Town

Category
Destination
Type of Destination
Town
Population
9,593
District/Region
Stann Creek
Description
Highlights
  • Mimi's Ice Cream Cafe
  • Garifuna Culture
  • Drum Beating
  • Garifuna Cuisine
About Location
The Culture Captial of Belize! Dangriga Town in the largest town in southern Belize and is considered as the spiritual capital of Belize's Garifuna population. Fomerly known as "Stann Creek Town," Dangriga Town proudly represents and celebrates the Garifuna heritage through music, dance and food. Take a trip to the southern coast of Belize and experience the Garifuna culture! Taste the delicious cuisines from the locals or learn how to beat to the rythm of the drums!
 
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Events
Garifuna Settlement Day Commemorating the first arrival of the Garifuna people in 1832, the national holiday of Garifuna Settlement Day was created by Belizean civil rights activist ... moreThomas Vincent Ramos in 1941, which wasn’t recognized as a public and bank holiday until 1977. Celebrated annually on November 19 throughout the country, the Garifuna community hosts street festivals, parades, cultural food sales and other traditional presentations in their location. The most popular locations for celebrating Garifuna Settlement Day are Hopkins, Placencia, and Dangriga.

Traditionally, the celebrations would open with a reenactment of the first arrival on dories along with lively drumming and singing. Following this would include a parade, the Miss Garifuna Pageant, and cultural presentations involving food, drinks, dances and art exhibitions. Garifuna Settlement Day is an important day for the country to honor and commemorate the historical and cultural importance of the Garifuna community.

2018 Garifuna Settlement Day This year’s Garifuna Settlement Day celebrations will be held under the theme, “Lidan Nei Uarani Awanseruni…Mabuleida Wame,” which translates to, “Progress Lies in Unity…Always Remember It.” Although it is most popular in Hopkins, Dangriga, and Placencia, locations such as San Pedro Town and Belize City host processions in traditional Garifuna clothing, drumming, Cultural Awareness Week and even fashion shows. Why should you be a part of the 2018 Garifuna Settlement Day Celebrations? This is a great opportunity to learn and experience the Garifuna culture in Belize whether through the tasting of savory and delicious Garifuna dishes or dancing to the beat of the drumming. Many visitors travel to witness the reenactment of the historical landing in 1832. You can expect to see live drumming, dancing, and history-inspired displays by the Garifuna people from Belize. Since this event is held on a public and bank holiday, it is widely celebrated throughout the country.
Venue:
Garifuna Settlements
Address:
Hopkins Village, Seine Bight Village, Placencia Dangriga Town,
Start Date:
Monday, 19 Nov, 2018
District:
Stann Creek
Available Listings
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Type of Vehicle:
Full Size Van
Provider:
We feature well kept air-condition vehicles. We cater to large and small groups. Book with us today to ride in class.
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200
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Type of Vehicle:
SUV
Provider:
We feature safe, reliable and comfortable air-conditioned 15 seat vans and minivans. Call us today to ride in comfort.
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60
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85
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Departs From:
Dangriga
Take an amazing fishing trip with us. It's the trip you've been dreaming about.
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110
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135
/ Person
Departs From:
Dangriga
Take a trip to Glover's Reef and snorkel in Belize's Barrier Reef.
$
75
/ Person
Departs From:
Dangriga
In this tour, you'll get to visit two islands, South Water Caye and Bird Island. You will also get the opportunity to snorkel in Belize's Barrier Reef and swim with the manatees.
$
50
/ Person
Departs From:
Dangriga
Bird Island is a protected island near Tobacco Caye. This island is home to a variety of birds and is surrounded by crystal clear water. In this tour, you'll be taken to see Bird Island, ... moreswim with the Manatees, & snorkel around the island.
$
30
/ Person
Departs From:
Dangriga
Explore the Belize Barrier Reef with our Double Snorkel Tour.
$
25
/ Person
Type of Vehicle:
Boat
Safe and reliable transfers from Dangriga Town to Tobacco Caye (vise versa).
$
180
/ Person
Type of Vehicle:
Full Size Van
Get to Know Belize Adventure Tours is a locally owned and operated tour company in Belize. We provide visitors to Belize with the most personalized vacation travel experiences possible.
$
45
/ Person
Type of Vehicle:
Full Size Van
Get to Know Belize Adventure Tours is a locally owned and operated tour company in Belize. We provide visitors to Belize with the most personalized vacation travel experiences possible.
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