Each year the month of November is filled with activities in celebration of Garifuna Settlement Day on November 19th. The day commemorates the arrival of the largest group of Garifuna to Belize’s shores in 1823 with a celebration known as Yurumein. The celebration is one of the largest in Belize bringing together Garinagu from across the country and neighboring communities as well as local and international visitors. How did this national celebration and holiday begin? It started with the efforts of Thomas Vincent Ramos, popularly called T.V. Ramos.