Belize City, Belize – July 5, 2012 – July is here and it is time for the “Benque Fiesta”. The community of Benque Viejo del Carmen will be celebrating its 45th Annual Benque Fiesta. The Fiesta is celebrated every year to honor the Town’s Patroness – Our Lady of Mount Carmel. The activities will kick off this Saturday, July 7th, 2012 with the “Señorita Flor de la Feria” Pageant and will officially open on July 13th to carry on until July 16th, 2012.
This year, “The Señorita Flor de la Feria” Pageant will entertain attendees with the beauty, charm and talent of five of Benque’s beautiful young women. According to Oscar Nabet, coordinator of the pageant, “Last year, Ms. Alexis del Valle became the Flor de la Feria. The contenders for the crown are judged by career, cultural and evening attire.” He added, “The pageant will commence at 7:00 p.m. and will be held at the Cancha Marshallek in Benque Viejo del Carmen. Everyone is welcome to come and support their favorite queen.”
The Benque Fiesta will officially open with an opening ceremony by the Benque Viejo Town Council at 8:00 p.m. on July 13th, 2012 and the night explodes with a massive fireworks display at the stroke of midnight. Saturday, July 14th will feature a football match; Belize VS Guatemalathe party continues through the night. Sunday, July 15th will host a “Benque Fiesta Bandfest”. There will be games and entertainment for the entire family. The festival will culminate on Monday, July 16th with a ‘People’s Day’, which will be filled with cultural presentations.
The Benque Fiesta is where families and friends share in tradition and enjoy momentous moments. Join Benqueños as they celebrate their Benque Fiesta!
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The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) is a statutory body within the Belize Ministry of Tourism, and it is governed by a Board of Directors appointed by the Minister of Tourism. The BTB works in conjunction with members of the private sector – including the Belize Hotel Association, Belize Tourism Industry Association and Belize National Tour Operators Association – and is dedicated to building tourism in the most economically and environmentally sustainable manner. As a part of its responsibilities, the BTB promotes Belize as a premier tourism destination to both in-country and international consumers. Among its outreach to the international travel market, the BTB markets the country’s unique attractions to travellers, members of the travel trade industry and media outlets in key markets.
The BTB is also dedicated to developing and implementing tourism programs that will help strengthen and grow the Belizean tourism industry; promote good destination stewardship; and instil high quality standards for accommodations and travel experiences. For more information on the BTB and its services, visit www.travelbelize.org.
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