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Belize : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months

  • Currency: Dollar (BZD)
  • Internet domain: .bz - Telephone code: +501 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: -6 (DST: no)
  • Weekend: Saturday & Sunday
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    Sunday may 12, 2024Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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    Sunday june 16, 2024Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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    Friday june 28, 2024Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Thursday august 1, 2024Emancipation DaySecular holiday
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    Monday september 2, 2024Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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    Tuesday september 10, 2024St George Caye DaySecular holiday
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    Saturday september 21, 2024Independence DayNational Day
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    Monday october 14, 2024Indigenous Resistance´s DaySecular holiday
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    Tuesday november 19, 2024Garifuna DaySecular holiday
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    Mothers' Day

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    Sunday may 12, 2024
    cards/flowers : Mother’s day has evolved in many countries in different ways. This is because mother’s day has different origins in different countries and therefore occurs on different days in the year. One school of thought claims that this day emerged from the custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Mother worship which kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of gods, and Rhea, the wife of Cronus, was held on March 15 to March 18 around Asia Minor. They insist that this custom spread around the world. Mothering Sunday is the celebration of motherhood in the United Kingdom. It is also known as Mid-lent Sunday, Rose Sunday and Laetare Sunday. It originally comes from the Victorian practice of allowing servants to return home to visit their mothers on this day. In the United States, Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1819 - October 17, 1910) was a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, and poet. Howe’s Battle Hymn of the Republic was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862 and quickly became one of the most popular songs for the Union during the American Civil War. After the war she focused her activities on the causes of Pacifism and women’s suffrage. In 1870 she was the first to proclaim Mother’s Day, with her Mother’s Day Proclamation. U.S. President Woodrow Wilson approved Mother’s Day in 1914

    Fathers' Day

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    Sunday june 16, 2024
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    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Friday june 28, 2024
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    Emancipation Day

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    Thursday august 1, 2024
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    Summer holiday (end)

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    Monday september 2, 2024
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    St George Caye Day

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    Tuesday september 10, 2024
    Secular holiday : The area was originally settled by the Spanish. In the XVIIth century British settlers came, interested in the mahogany forests. After many conflicts with the Spanish, war broke out in 1796. A Spanish army was sent to expel the British settlers. But in 1798 The battle of St. George Cay was won by a handful of locals Britishers.

    Independence Day

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    Saturday september 21, 2024
    Secular holiday : British Honduras became Belize after the independence was granted by the UK in 1981

    Indigenous Resistance´s Day

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    Monday october 14, 2024
    Secular holiday : Celebrated in many countries in the Americas, commemorating the date of Christopher Columbus's arrival in the New World in 1492. Similar holidays, celebrated as Dia de la Raza (Day of the Race) in many countries in Latin America, Discovery Day in the Bahamas, Hispanic Day in Spain, and with the recently new name Dia de la Resistencia Indigena (Day of Indigenous Resistance) in Venezuela, commemorate the same event. Columbus Day in the United States is celebrated on the 2nd Monday in October. The first recorded celebration of Columbus Day in the USA was held by the Tammany Society, also known as the Colombian Order, in New York on October 12, 1792, marking the 300th anniversary of Columbus's landing in the Bahamas

    Garifuna Day

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    Tuesday november 19, 2024
    Secular holiday : The Garifuna ethnic group makes up to 8% of the local population. Other population, essentially Black, came from neighbouring islands at the beginning of the XIXth century.