Corozal Culture

This area has cultural information relating to the Corozal District of Belize.

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No Drones in Archaeological Reserves

Tue 19 Apr 2016 — NICH has advised that drones are not allowed in any Belize Archaeological Reserves.

No Drones in Archaeological Reserves

All tour guides, tour operators, and the general public are advised that to ensure the safety and security of all visitors, the use of drones is strictly prohibited within the boundaries of all Archaeological Reserves.

— NICH  https://www.facebook.com/IABelizeNICH Permalink

House of Culture Opens Men at Work Exhibit

Tue 9 Jun 2015 — The Corozal House of Culture opened its Men at Work exhibit on Saturday, 6 June 2015. Updated on 9 June 2015.

House of Culture Opens Men at Work Exhibit

See this page for some photos of the opening of the exhibit. This page has been updated with some improved photos and information.

— Corozal.com  For more ... Permalink

NICH's Employee of the Year 2014, Debra Wilkes!

Fri 17 Apr 2015 — NICH's Employee of the Year 2014, Debra Wilkes

NICH's Employee of the Year 2014, Debra Wilkes!

Corozaleña Debra Wilkes was recently recognized by the National Institute of Culture and History (NICH) as 'Employee of the Year' for 2014. In 2012 Ms. Wilkes was appointed as Coordinator of the newly inaugurated Corozal House of Culture becoming the 6th House of Culture in the country under the Museum of Belize and NICH. Debra‘s hard work and commitment in developing cultural events and activities which define northern Belize justifies her recognition.

A photographer by trade, Debra first visited Belize in 1992. After several journeys between Canada and Belize, she settled in Corozal Town in 2005. In 2009 Ms. Wilkes, launched the monthly event 'Art in the Park’ at Corozal Town Central Park, coaxing the artistic community to display and sell their creations. Well into its sixth year, Art in the Park has become a national success, nowhere else in Belize is there a monthly event that celebrates art, music, food and community.

As coordinator of the Corozal House of Culture, Debra strives to showcase the rich culture of Corozal with importance given to the revival of lost traditions and celebrations. Equally important, she continues the objective of oral historical retrieval.

Debra is dedicated to the promotion and development of her fellow artists, artisans and residents of the Corozal community on a local and national level, and continues to contribute to the transformation of Corozal Town into a vibrant municipality.

This is a well deserved recognition. Congratulations, Debra!

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Photos from Maya Wedding

Fri 6 Feb 2015 — Cell phone photos from the Maya Wedding Re-enactment 5 February 2015.

Photos from Maya Wedding

We were allowed to take cell phone photos of the excellent Maya Wedding Re-enactment at Chactemal/Santa Rita archeological site on Thursday, 5 December 2015. It was excellent! See photos HERE

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Festival de la Hispanidad y Mestizaje Postponed

Sat 11 Oct 2014 — The Saturday and Sunday programs have been postponed due to weather.

Festival de la Hispanidad y Mestizaje Postponed

The Corozal Organization Leading Cultureal Heritage and Art (COLCHA) has announced that they are postponing the final two events of the Festival de la Hispanidad y Mestizaje due to inclement weather.

The Hasta la Media Musical Concert scheduled for Saturday, and the Evening of Tradition and Culture scheduled for Sunday, will both be rescheduled at a later date. They were both outdoor events.

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Art in Park 5th Anniversary

Wed 17 Sep 2014 — Art in Park Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

COLCHA provided lots of music, arts, food, and recognition of artists and supporters when celebrating their five years of exciting development. For more details and pictures, click here.

— Corozal.com  For more ... Permalink

Imagine ... Youth Exhibit

Thu 7 Aug 2014 — Imagine ... Youth Exhibit at the House of Culture for the month of August.

Imagine ... Youth Exhibit

Two young artists are featured in the first Youth Art Exhibit at the Corozal House of Culture. It opened on August 2, and the work is by Maggie Gray and Carlos Carrillo. You can see the displays on this site here.

— Corozal House of Culture  For more ... Permalink

Debra Wilkes Honored by NICH

Wed 23 Jul 2014 — Debra Wilkes Named Employee of the Quarter

Debra Wilkes Honored by NICH

Debra Wilkes, coordinator for the Corozal House of Culture, has recently been named Employee of the Quarter by the Museum of Belize and Houses of Culture which functions under NICH. Debra is a professional photographer and naturalized Belizean who has lived in Corozal full time since 2005. The very popular monthly Art in the Park in Corozal is her brainchild and she has coordinated activities there since 2009. She has been the Coordinator for the Corozal House of Culture since its renovation and reopening in 2012, and continues to support craftsmen and artists of all ages and genres. She loves the rich culture in Corozal and her contribution to its highlighting and preservation continues to be invaluable. This is a well deserved recognition. Congratulations, Debra!

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September Celebrations Theme Competition

Wed 2 Apr 2014 — Win $1000 by thinking of the best theme for September Celebrations 2014!

September Celebrations Theme Competition

Think of a great theme for the 2014 September Celebrations and win $1000!

All Belizeans living at home or abroad are invited to submit their most creative ideas for a theme for this year's September Celebrations in commemoration of the 216th Anniversary of the Battle of St. George's Caye and the 33rd Anniversary of Belize's Independence.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, May 16, 2014. The winner of the chosen theme will receive a cash prize or 00.

Email submissions to Email or hand deliver or send via post to:

Theme Competition
House of Culture
Regent Street
Belize City

Be sure to include your name and contact information.

— National Celebrations Commission Permalink

Rosita May named Woman of Culture 2014

Mon 24 Mar 2014 — Rosita May named Woman of Culture 2014 by NICH

Rosita May named Woman of Culture 2014

Rosita May of Corozal Town has been named Woman of Culture 2014 by NICH. Rosita, a successful Corozaleña businesswoman running the Hotel Maya, South End, Corozal Town, has also been on many boards and committees representing Maya and Corozal culture, education, tourism, and arts.

Congratulations, Rosita, for a well-earned honor!

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