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In Belize, the big national holidays are dictated by the Roman Catholic calendar, but other celebrations include the wonderfully titled Baron Bliss Day, which honors a philanthropic British nobleman who fell in love with Belize and, upon his death, willed the bulk of his fortune in trust to its people.

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Belize National Day commemorates the Battle of St George's Caye celebrations continue until Independence Day.  The Spanish, who claimed sovereignty over the whole of Central America, repeatedly tried to gain control by force over Belize, but were unsuccessful. Spain's last effort occurred on 10 September, 1798, when the people of Belize decisively defeated a Spanish fleet at the Battle of St. George's Caye. The anniversary of the battle is now a national holiday in Belize.

More festivities occur on Day of the Americas and Garifuna Settlement Day. The latter commemorates the arrival of the Garifuna (or Garinagu, also called Black Caribs) in dugout canoes from Honduras in 1832.

IT IS NOTIFIED for general information that the following is a revised list of Public & Bank Holidays during the year 2010.

1.
 
January
  
Friday
  
New Year’s Day
8.

March

Monday

Baron Bliss Day
2.

April

Friday

Good Friday
3.

April

Saturday

Holy Saturday
5.

April

Monday

Easter Monday
1.

May

Saturday

Labour Day
24.

May

Monday

Sovereign’s Day






(in lieu of Sunday, 23th May
10.

September

Friday

National Day
21.

September

Tuesday

Independence Day
11.

October

Monday

Pan American Day
19.

November

Friday

Garifuna Settlement Day
25.

December

Saturday

Christmas Day
27.

December

Monday

Boxing Day

The List of the Public & Bank Holidays during the year 2011, will follow in December 2010.
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Guide to Belize,  August 2014


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