September in Belize is independence month... because one day just isn't enough. Actually, several patriotic holidays are scattered throughout the month, and with holidays moving around to avoid weekends and new holidays being added, one can never be quite sure when one will run into a parade. However, I was reasonably sure that today was not a holiday. I drove home and back... and on my way back into San Ignacio ran into not one but THREE parades. Luckily I was able to backtrack and take alternate roads, unlike some unlucky drivers who got quite stuck.
|someone lost their flag...|
|mini cadets started the parade. very cute.|
|all schools have uniforms here, and each school has their own colors.|
|the sole drummers in the whole parade. They were having a lot of fun.|