Yellow Ginger Festival

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Type Of Event
Start Date
Saturday, 10 Aug, 2024Annually
Entrance Fee

  • 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 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 are usually lots of food, activities, and cultural displays at the event.

2023 Annual Yellow Ginger Festival

Details for the 2023 Annual Yellow Ginger Festival are yet to be announced.

Why should you attend the 2023 Yellow Ginger Festival?

The Annual Yellow Ginger Festival is a fun, family event where you can experience the East Indian culture of Belize. There are a lot of interesting things to learn about the culture. Try their tasty foods and participate in their fun activities!
Suitable for:
What to bring?
  • Camera
  • Cash
Learning, Photography, Walking
Outline of Event
Start Time
7/29/20236:30 PMCulture Explosion Night
7/29/20239:00 AMYellow Ginger Park Fest
Contact Information
Contact Number:
Location Information
Parish Hall & PG Central Park
Punta Gorda Central Park of Heroes, Main Middle Street, Punta Gorda, Belize
Is Transportation provided?:
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 has a wide range of rental, charter and shuttle options to book today! See the options here:
Whats Nearby
Punta Gorda Town, locally known as "P.G.," is the capital of the Toledo District on the southern coast of Belize. Its tranquil atmosphere is perfect to enjoy the beautiful flora and ... morefauna of nature reserves and national parks. Visitors can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities, such as hiking, biking, and fishing. To add a bit of excitement you can sign up for cultural tours and experience the lifestyle of the indigenous Maya groups or Garifuna settlements.

Punta Gorda Town is also home to a rich cultural heritage. The town is home to a number of Maya and Garifuna villages, and visitors can learn about the traditional culture and customs of these people. There are also a number of museums and cultural centers in the town that showcase the history and culture of the area.

If you are looking for a beautiful and culturally rich destination in Belize, Punta Gorda Town is the perfect place to visit.
Type of Destination:
Phone Service, Restaurants, ATM services, Public Parks, Market
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Tours & Shuttles
/ Person
Departs From:
Punta Gorda
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!!
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Departs From:
The Farm On 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 our 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.
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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.
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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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