Belize City, Belize – May 23, 2012 – If you love mangoes, there is a Festival you cannot miss! The Belize Tourism Industry Association (BTIA) Hopkins hosts its 2nd Annual Hopkins Mango Festival this Saturday, May 26th, 2012 in Hopkins Village, Stann Creek District.
Reva Dark of BTIA Hopkins said, “This year, we will have a mango desert and best mango recipe contest. Activities will include a dory race, drumming lessons, mango eating competitions, children’s relay race, volley ball, greasy pole, adult and children dance contests, and the crowning of the Mango King and Queen.”
This festivity appeals to all ages and is a great outing for families in search of a fun, and unique experience. Imagine, from the juiciest mangoes to the most addictive mango dishes all on display. This is the perfect opportunity to taste and enjoy this scrumptious fruit in its splendor – whether you prefer mango juices, mango ice cream or mango jam. All can be found at the Hopkins Mango Festival.
Apart from the numerous activities, this year’s Mango Festival highlights dynamic entertainment, comprised of live music, cultural dancers, and live drumming by the Lebeha Family Group. Everyone is invited to be a part of this event, celebrating one of Belize most delectable fruits.
Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 26th, 2012! The festival commences at 10:00 a.m. and ends at 6:00 p.m. The second Hopkins Mango Festival will exceed your expectations.
About the Belize Tourism Board
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 travelers, 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 instill 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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