PG Day 2015!

Yesterday was the 118th anniversary of PG Day, celebrating the establishment of the town of Punta Gorda, Belize. Punta Gorda is the southernmost town in the small central American country of Belize, close to the border with both Guatemala and Honduras. There are at least five distinct cultures who make their home here.

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FACES OF BELIZE

Here’s a handy link to lots of information about the history, culture, and things to do and see in Southern Belize.

We enjoyed mingling with the locals and a few backpackers during PG Day, ate some good food, and I snapped a few views of the celebrations and the people.

We also enjoyed watching a Mayan couple dance hypnotically to the playing of homemade instruments. Quite beautiful!

MAYAN DANCING
MAYAN DANCING

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TEMPORARY THATCHING TO MAKE STALLS

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MAYAN WOMEN DON’T USUALLY LIKE HAVING THEIR PHOTO TAKEN, I GOT LUCKY, THIS BEAUTIFUL LADY AGREED

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WONDERFUL HOMEMADE INSTRUMENTS
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LOCAL ARTWORK FOR SALE

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FUN FOR EVERYONE!

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OUR DIVE BUDDIES: L-R: HARLEY, KIM & JOE

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