Mestizo Dancing and More (Belizean Culture Div.)
February 8, 2015 by Rev. Paul McKay
Belize has seven distinct ethnicities coexisting in odd harmony.
To learn more about these seven peoples of BZ click here at this link and click on any of the seven links you’ll find there.
Postcards from Culture Day at St. Andrew’s Anglican School, San Ignacio, BZ
An old legend about a spirit lady in neighboring Santa Elena acted out with dancing.
Teachers joined in on the dancing
In the “Maya Room”: Students were required to decorate seven rooms with posters and demonstrations to educate other students and visitors about the customs and traditions of Belize’s seven ethnicities and distinct cultures, which are: Mestizo, Creole (Kriol), Garifuna, Maya, Dutch-German Mennoite (and other Mennonites), Chinese and Indian (Hindu) and Lebanese and Syrian. In this picture a student shows how the ancient Mayans made masa from white corn.
Mennonite farm boys
Speaking of ethnic and cultural diversity: a couple of friends and neighbors I see most days
Until next time, you of the Cult of the Jitterbug, get out and embrace nature, where God is both hidden and revealed. I’m off to the bush for a hike and God time.