Thursday, September 4, 2008

Central American Nations Celebrate Their Independence

The Embassies of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Nicaragua have joined Belize to celebrate their Independence Day with an artistic festival and concert that will be held on the 13th September at the Governor General’s Field in Belmopan City. The purpose of the festival is to commemorate the Independence Day of the Mesoamerican countries together, and to share, fraternally, with joy and solidarity through our popular dances and folk music.

On Saturday, 13th September, the Marimba Group "Ujuum Mayab" with a wide repertoire of Guatemalan popular music, as well as the children ballet "Pilmijtotianij" from Veracruz and the reggae group "Hierba Santa" from Chetumal, both from Mexico, will offer a concert. Also, the program features a group of Belizean traditional dance. The event will start at 4:00 pm. The admission is free and open to the public from all nationalities.

The festival continues on Sunday, 14th September, in Belize City where the children ballet “Pilmijtotianij” will have a presentation at The Bliss Center for the Performing Arts at 6:00 pm. The admission is free.The Pilmijtotianij Ballet is a high level Mexican group with a 24 year trajectory, they have been in several cultural festivals in different countries such as San Juan, Puerto Rico en 1999; Santa Clara, Cuba in 2000; Los Angeles, California in 2001; Ilan, Taiwán in 2002; Serbia & Montenegro in 2004; Budapest, Hungary in 2004; London, England in 2004; Venezuela in 2005; Goiás, Annapolis; Brazil in 2007, Agrigento, Sicilia, Italy in 2008 and the last in August 2008 in Hangzhou, China.

The Embassies invite the general public to these cultural events commemorating the independence of Belize, Central America and Mexico.For further information please contact the Institute of Mexico in Belize at or at 223-1408.

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