Belize

Festivals & Events

Festivals & Events


Public holidays

DateDayObservanceObservance rule
January 1 New Year's Dayfixed at January 1 (see Note 1)
March 9 Baron Bliss Day (or National Heroes & Benefactors Day)March 9 (see Note 2)
**MondayBaron Bliss Day (in lieu of)see Note 2
*FridayGood Fridayfixed by church calendar (moveable)
*SaturdayHoly Saturdayfixed by church calendar (moveable)
*SundayEasterfixed by church calendar (moveable)
*MondayEaster Mondayfixed by church calendar (moveable)
May 1 Labour Dayfixed at May 1 (see Note 1)
**MondayLabour Day (in lieu of)see Note 1
May 24 Commonwealth Day (or Sovereign's Day)May 24 (see Note 2)
**MondayCommonwealth Day (in lieu of)see Note 1
September 10 Saint George's Caye Day (or National Day)fixed at September 10 (see Note 1)
September 21 Independence Dayfixed at September 21 (see Note 1)
**MondayIndependence Day (in lieu of)see Note 1
**MondayDay of the Americas (in lieu of)See Note 2
October 12 Day of the Americas (or Columbus Day)October 12 (see Note 2)
November 19 Garifuna Settlement Dayfixed at November 19 (see Note 1)
December 25 Christmas Dayfixed at December 25 (see Note 1)
December 26 Boxing Dayfixed at December 26 (see Note 1)

  • (*) Moveable holidays
  • (**) Replacement days:
    • Note 1 - Chapter 289 of the laws of Belize states that if the holiday falls on a Sunday, the following Monday is observed as the bank and public holiday.
    • Note 2 - Chapter 289 of the laws of Belize states that if the holiday falls on a Sunday or a Friday, the following Monday is observed as the bank and public holiday; further, if the holiday falls on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, the preceding Monday is observed as the bank and public holiday.

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