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Upcoming Events in Corozal
Monday, March 6th, Countrywide
National Heroes and Benefactors Day will be on Monday March 6th in lieu of March 9th. Formerly Baron Bliss Day, it now honors him and others who are considered national heroes. More Info
Tuesday, March 7th, 6:40am
Full Moon is when the entire face of the Moon is illuminated by the Sun’s rays and it can be bright enough to light up the night. The time given is when the Sun and Moon are exactly on the opposite sides of the Earth, but the Moon will look full about a day before and a day after that time. Moon Phases
Friday, March 10th, Parts of Corozal
Planned Power Outages to affect Parts of Corozal on Friday, March 10th from 7am-3pm. Affected areas: Pueblo Nuevo, Saltillo, Copper Bank, Orchid Bay, Chunox, Viva Esperanza, Los Pinos, Sarteneja, Progresso, and Progresso Heights. See BEL Power Updates for source or updates.
Sunday, March 12th, US and Canada
Daylight Savings Time begins in most of the US and Canada. At 2am people in these areas will set their clocks forward one hour. Belize keeps Central Standard Time year round, but those who watch US/Canadian TV programs, or have relatives or friends or business in the US or Canada may have to adjust. TimeAndDate.
Friday, March 17th, Worldwide
Worldwide celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, especially for those of Irish descent, and the Roman Catholic Church. Wikipedia page.
Sunday, March 19th, ESTM Pool
ESTM Pool Party with live music by Ecstasy Band and Genius Band. Non-alcoholic drinks, barbecue, rice & beans, dip, chipotle, pastries & other snacks will be on sale. Entrance fee $5. Support ESTM’s Ambassadors Marching Band. For source and updates: ESTM Facebook page.
Monday, March 20th, 3:24pm, Countrywide
March Equinox is when the Sun shines directly on the equator, and the length of night and day are nearly equal. Here in the Tropics, the difference isn’t anything like what it is in the higher latitudes. It used to be called the Spring Equinox, but Spring and Autumn are reversed in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. Source
Wed, March 22nd, San Narciso Polyclinic, 9am-2pm
San Narciso Polyclinic Health Fair, includes Pap-smear/VIA, Malaria testing, HIV/Syphilis testing, glucose testing, NHI registration, surprises and prizes. See CCH Facebook page.
Sat, March 25th, Chactemal (Santa Rita), 10am-4pm
Chactemal (Santa Rita) Day at Santa Rita Archaeological Reserve. Fuego Sagrado Ritual, Pok Ta Pok game, cultural dances, educational booths, cultural foods and drink. See NICH Facebook page.
Fri, March 31st, CJC Campus, 9am-4pm
CJC Campus Annual Expo & Trade Fair, 20+ CJC Business Groups, 30+ Local & National Businesses, fun games and activities, cultural presentations. Food, snacks and drinks for purchase. For source & updates: CJC Facebook page.
News and Memories of Corozal
Valentines 2022 Not As Planned
We had these great plans to celebrate Valentines' Day 2022 by showing our support for arts in Corozal and for the Grand Opening of a close-by and favorite restaurant. None of them went quite as planned.
Art in the Park, Dec 2021
On Saturday, 18th December 2021, we had the first Art in the Park following a long absence due to COVID-19. Click the title above for photos and information.
Opening of Maximum Water Park
On Saturday, 3rd April 2021, in Rainbow Town, Corozal Town, the Maximum Water Park opened. This unique facility promises to attract Corozaleños and tourists for a great experience. Click the title above for more photos and information.
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 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.