Carnival in Belize
Carnival is a time for great merriment and fun in Belize. There is great activity during the months of February for carnival as it is one of the most exciting and anticipated events of the year. The people of Belize are very creative with their colourful costumes, parades, song and traditional dances. Carnival is a yearly event and it is celebrated nationwide. It is an extravaganza, which takes place one week before the Lenten season begins. Groups compete in special dances called comparsas.