Good morning afternoon evening night and welcome to the premier website for the people, culture, history, attractions, schools, and other things in the Corozal District of Belize.

Note: In our 22nd year of service to Corozal, we are continuing to update this site. Our directory data has been moved to our sister site Corozal.bz

Also see Recent News at bottom of page.

NEW! We have started a page with information for Corozaleños to avoid or cope with the Coronavirus COVID-19. See the latest Statutory Instrument SI-136.

Check the planned page for events planned after the calendars below.

Event planners: please let us know as soon as you have planned your event.

Upcoming Events in Corozal

October 2020
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Thursday, October 1st, about 3pm

Full Moon in Belize. This is the first of two full moons this October. The second one is called a Blue Moon. Time and Date

Saturday, October 3rd, around 7am and 5pm

Scheduled Power Interruption: Two 20 minute power outages from 6:40am to 7:00am and 4:40pm to 5:00pm on Saturday October 3, 2020 to affect entire Corozal and Orange Walk Districts. BEL to replace ground wires in the area. Belize Electricity Limited

Friday, October 9th, 8am to 4pm, Patchakan and Xaibe Villages

Scheduled Power Outage: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 9 to affect Portion of Corozal District: Patchakan and Xaibe Village. BEL to replace utility poles in the area. Belize Electricity Limited

Monday, October 12th, countrywide

Pan American Day in Belize. This holiday replaces the old holiday of Columbus Day. It does not celebrate, as several countries do, the founding of the Organization of American States (OAS).

Wednesday, October 14th, near San Joaquin, 1pm-5pm

Planned Water Interruption to install new water main. Duration: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM. Area to be affected: San Maximo area, including the area located North of the San Joaquin Catholic Church and East of the George Price Highway. Belize Water Services

October 21, 22, 26, 27, 8am to 5pm

Laguna Seca Ferry Intermittent Closings for 1 hour each on Oct 21 and 22, and for 2 hours each on Oct 26 and 27, between the hours of 8am and 5pm to conduct test piling operations. Note that the Laguna Seca Ferry is the one farther from Corozal Town, between Copper Bank and Orchid Bay. See source.

October 30, 31, November 1-5, 8am to 5pm

Puebla Nuevo Ferry Full/Intermittent Closings with full closure Oct 30 and 31, and for intermittent closures 2 hours each on Nov 1-5, between the hours of 8am and 5pm to conduct test piling operations. Note that the Pueblo Nuevo Ferry is the one closer to Corozal Town. See source.

Saturday, October 31st, about 9am

Full Moon in Belize. This is the second of two full moons this October. This second one is called a Blue Moon. Time and Date

November 2020
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Sunday, November 1st, USA and Canada

Daylight Savings Ends in most places in the USA and Canada. Belize and our neighbors in Quintana Roo, Mexico, stay on the same time year-round. But it means if you are watching US TV shows, they will begin an hour later starting at 2am their time on the 1st of November. Time and Date

November 1-5, 8am to 5pm

Pueblo Nuevo Ferry Intermittent Closings for 2 hours each time on Nov 1-5, between the hours of 8am and 5pm to conduct test piling operations. Note that the Pueblo Nuevo Ferry is the one across the New River, closer to Corozal Town. See source.

Wednesday, November 11th, Countrywide

General Election in Belize. All 31 seats in the House of Representatives will be up for election, for a 5-year term. Wikipedia

Thursday, November 19th, Belize.

Garifuna Settlement Day is a public holiday in Belize. The holiday was created by Belizean civil rights activist Thomas Vincent Ramos, in 1941. It was declared a national holiday in 1977. Wikipedia

News and Memories of Corozal

They Came from Corn, by Beardall

Video and gallery for Antonio Beardall’s presentation They Came from Corn: The Origins of the Maya for Ancient World Week, Corozal House of Culture, 15 July 2019.

Sweetness and Labor, by Oland

Video and gallery for Dr Maxine Oland’s presentation Sweetness and Labor: The Historic Period Sugar Industry in Northern Belize for Ancient World Week, Corozal House of Culture, 15 July 2019.

Chetumal Bay Archaeology, by Walker

Video and gallery for Dr Debra S. Walker’s presentation Chetumal Bay Archaeology: Shifting Capitals and Fierce Independence over the Millennia for Ancient World Week, Corozal House of Culture, 16 July 2019.

Aventura Archaeology Project, by Robin

Video and gallery for Dr Cynthia Robin’s presentation Aventura Archaeology Project 2019 for Ancient World Week, Corozal House of Culture, 16 July 2019.

St George’s Caye Day 2019

Corozal Town celebrated the 221st anniversary of the Battle of St George’s Caye with a ceremony including coronation of the Corozal Queen of the Bay and a parade.

Art in the Park 10th Anniversary

Art in the Park celebrated its 10th Anniversary on the 14th of September, 2019. We have a gallery of photos from it, and a link to more photos posted on Facebook.

Historical Railway System Exhibit

Belize’s Historical Railway System Exhibit launched at the Corozal House of Culture on 17 September 2019, and it will run through June 2020. Be sure to drop by and look at this excellent exhibit.

Kids Independence Ceremony/Parade 2019

Primary schools and preschools celebrated the 38th anniversary of the Independence of Belize on Friday, 20th September 2019 with a ceremony at the Andres Campos Civic Center, and a parade through the streets of Corozal Town. Thanks to the school students and their faculties and staff, Corozal Town Council, Ministry of Education officials, and others who made this possible.

Carnival 2019

Carnival in Corozal Town, 20th September 2019. Floats, dancers, and others getting ready for the parade, then the parade itself.

Independence Day 2019

Independence Day Ceremony and Uniform Parade, 20th September 2019. The first part is the traditional Ceremony including the crowning of Miss Independence 2019-2020. Next is the Uniform Parade, with students from secondary schools in the Corozal area, and others including components from Chetumal.

World Diabetes Day 2019

World Diabetes Day, program and walkathon. The Belize Diabetes Association, Corozal Branch, along with schools and villages throughout the Corozal District, called attention to diabetes with a program and walkathon in Corozal Town.

Graffiti Fest ’20, January 26, 2020

On Sunday, 26th January 2020, at Miami Beach, Graffiti artists from Belize, México, El Salvador, and Cuba, along with other artists, performers, and others, met for a great event honoring “Ancient Chactemal”.

Love Fest 2020 and Municipal Bazaar, February 14, 2020

On Friday, 14th February 2020 was Valentine’s Day, and also Love Fest 2020 in Central Park, and also the monthly Municipal Bazaar in front of the Town Hall. It was a great day to see what our Government and Non-Governmental Organizations in the Corozal District do, grab a bite of lunch, and do some local shopping with vendors at the Bazaar.

In Memory of Vilma Romero

It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Mrs. Vilma Romero, one of Belize’s best and most productive artists. In tribute, we offer this gallery, with remarks by Debra Wilkes of the Corozal House of Culture, and ending with the poem that Joanna Magaña wrote for Vilma Romero.

 

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