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Upcoming Events in Corozal

November 2019
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Friday & Saturday, November 1st & 2nd, Corozal Public Library

Dia de los Muertos all are invited to come see the table display on Friday and Saturday, and a live resado on Saturday. Corozal Library

Friday, November 1st, St Francis Xavier auditorium, 9am

Day of the Dead Celebration, presented by Rotaract. Bring a picture of a loved one if you wish. Rotary Club of Corozal, Belize

Saturday, November 2nd, in front of Town Hall, 8am-5pm

Corozal Town Council Municipal Bazaar with food, music, swimsuits, household items, groceries, sundries, arts & crafts, nail supplies, make up & beauty accessories, footwear, and much more. Corozal Town Council

Sunday, November 3rd, Most of the USA

Daylight Savings Time ends in the USA. Belize never goes on Daylight Savings Time (DST). Chetumal (and all of Quintana Roo) is an hour ahead of us, and they do not go on DST either. But our relatives or friends in almost all of the US, and TV programming, will change by an hour, starting at 2am local time on November 3rd. DST in the US will begin again on March 8, 2020.

Tuesday, November 5th, Calcutta

NHI Mobile Visit, Calcutta — Register and get your National Health Insurance benefits. Bring your valid social security card, and proof of address (any utility bill). Check local medical sources for exact place and time. Corozal Community Hospital

Saturday, November 9th, Corozal Community Hospital, 6am

Diabetes Walkathon for Diabetes Awareness Month, for businesses and the general public. Free health fair at the BDA-CZL office 9am to 3pm. For info 624-4476. Belize Diabetics Assn Corozal

Sunday, November 10th, Remembrance Day march, service, 10am

Remembrance Day march leaves Corozal Town Hall at 10am, with a service at Soldiers’ Park. This ceremony, remembering our armed forces who died in the line of duty, goes back to the end of World War One, “at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month” in 1918. Corozal House of Culture

Sunday, November 10th, Almond Lane, 1:30-4pm

Coctail party/singalong fundraiser for the Corozal Animal Program (CAP) at Sue Paoletti’s house, Almond Lane. Cost Bz$20, includes one drink and appetizers, 1:30-2:30, and Mamma Mia 2 movie/singalong from 2:30 to 4pm. Corozal Animal Program

Tuesday, November 12th, Methodist Eye Clinic, from 8am

BCVI Eye Exams at the Methodist Eye Clinic, near the Corozal Hospital. The Belize Council for the Visually Impaired comes to Corozal on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month. It’s first come, first served. They provide exams ($10, free if you buy glasses), and they will fit you with glasses if needed. Prices are reasonable. For a limited time FREE GLASSES are available for children up to 14 years old who are registered with NHI, who is paying for this special service. corozal.com/bcvi

Thursday, November 14th, 1st St North, 1pm to 5pm

Planned Water Interruption for 1st Steet North, Corozal Town. Belize Water Services

Thursday, November 14th, Andres Campos Civic Center, 1pm

Diabetes Walkathon for World Diabetes Day, for schools, villages, and the general public. Raise awareness by wearing BLUE this day. For info 624-4476. Belize Diabetics Assn Corozal See last year’s video HERE

Saturday, November 16th, Miami Beach, 10am-4pm

Family Fun Day with food, kids talent competition, karaoke, fun games, watermelon eating contest, and more. Presented by the Child Advisory Board, the Corozal Town Council and others. Corozal Town Council

Saturday, November 16th, Corozal Central Park, 5pm-9pm

Art in the Park at Corozal Central Park. This is a monthly event that draws artists and craftspeople from all of Corozal District and beyond. Besides the sale of lovely artwork, there are also vendors for food and refreshments, and often live performances. Call 620-1572 or visit the Corozal House of Culture.

Sunday, November 17th, Corozal Hospital, 8am

Urology and Gynecology Clinic by the Global Surgical Mission will begin at 8am, with patient numbers given on a first come, first served basis. Cases seen include urinary incontinence, fallen bladder or womb, vaginal cyst or diverticulum, kidney problems, prostate and bladder problems. Corozal Community Hospital

Tuesday, November 19th, Garifuna Settlement Day, 6:30am-2pm

Garifuna Settlement Day Yurumein & Celebration. Free excursion to Libertad Village leaves Corozal House of Culture at 6:30am, and returns from Libertad Village at 2pm. Call or message to reserve your seat. Corozal House of Culture

Wednesday, November 20th, Rodney Moguel Layout, 1pm to 5pm

Planned Water Interruption for Rodney Moguel Layout, Corozal. Belize Water Services

Tuesday, November 26th, Methodist Eye Clinic, from 8am

BCVI Eye Exams at the Methodist Eye Clinic, near the Corozal Hospital. The Belize Council for the Visually Impaired comes to Corozal on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month. It’s first come, first served. They provide exams ($10, free if you buy glasses), and they will fit you with glasses if needed. Prices are reasonable. For a limited time FREE GLASSES are available for children up to 14 years old who are registered with NHI, who is paying for this special service. corozal.com/bcvi

Tuesday, November 26th, Corozal Town Pier, 8am-5pm

Registration and licensing of vessels for 2020 under the Belize Harbour and Merchant Shipping Act. Need proof of captain’s and vessel owner’s address along with other required documents. Corozal Town Council

Thursday, November 28th, some places in Corozal

Thanksgiving Day is celebrated in the USA, some Caribbean countries, and by some in the Corozal District. Some restaurants will prepare a version of the traditional Thanksgiving meal, including turkey, dressing and other foods. The US tradition relates to early 17th century colonists' thanks for a good harvest following a very hard winter in which Native Americans helped them survive.

Saturday, November 30th, St Francis Xavier grounds, 4pm

St Francis Parish Fair on the school grounds, with food, 15 mega prizes, Christmas bags, traditional presentations, gate prizes, games, and more.

December 2019
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Saturday, December 14th, Corozal Central Park, 5pm-9pm

Art in the Park at Corozal Central Park. This is a monthly event that draws artists and craftspeople from all of Corozal District and beyond. Besides the sale of lovely artwork, there are also vendors for food and refreshments, and often live performances. Call 620-1572 or visit the Corozal House of Culture.

Saturday, December 21st, Winter Solstice 10:19pm

Winter Solstice in Belize is at 10:19pm. This is the exact time when the northern axis of the Earth is tilted farthest away from the sun. It signals our shortest day of the year, and, if we actually had four seasons in Belize, this would officially begin winter. In the Southern Hemisphere, it begins their summer.

Monday, December 25th

Christmas Day is an official holiday in Belize. It’s meaning is similar to that in many other countries, with a cultural flavor from Maya and other local subcultures.

Tuesday, December 26th

Boxing Day is an official holiday in Belize. In England, it was when wealthy people would box up gifts for the servants and give them the day off. In Belize many people continue the tradition of providing gifts and money to those in need on this day.

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.

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