With the biggest Independence Parade set to take place in Orange Walk just a few days away, Belizeans from all corners of the country will make their way anticipating the biggest celebration in Belize’s September Calendar of activities. Public Relations officer at the Town Council, German Novelo, says there will be fireworks and entertainment with the action kicking off tomorrow night with the Drum Fete.
German Novelo – Public Relations Officer, OWTC
“On the 18th we are having the Drum Fete at the Fort Cairns Market Plaza, on the 19th we are having the children’s rally and a mass at 6:30pm on George Price Avenue in commemoration of the Honourable George Cadle Price, 20th night we have flag raising ceremonies, cultural presentations, official flag raising ceremonies and we have confirmed that we are having the best fireworks. We will be having four bands playing on the 20th night. On the 21st we are having the ceremonies at 3:00pm followed by the parade I assure you that we will not disappoint Belizeans as during the parade we will be having Oscar B backed up by Youth Connection Band.”
And of course the fireworks will definitely be one of the main attractions.
Kevin Bernard- Mayor of Orange Walk Town
“We will again have one of the best fireworks in the country and we have been able to secure some funding for that and I can tell you based on the information we are receiving from the supplier there should be some very, very spectacular fireworks this year, we always do what we do best provide good things for the people of Orange Walk.”
The Independence Parade will kick off from the Central Park at 3:00pm. Also of note is that Soca Artist Machel Montano will be participating in this year’s parade joining the Banquitas House of Culture group.
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