Holiday Guide for Belize in 2019

Belize 2019
Belize
2019

Belize information

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Population: 370,300
Capital: Belmopan
Calling Code: (501)
Time Zone: -6 UTC
Currency: Belize dollar
Language: English

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Belize List of Public and Bank Holidays in Belize in 2019

New Year's Day


New Year's Day

Belize: New Year's Day is a public holiday in all countries that observe the Gregorian calendar, with the exception of Israel

National Heroes and Benefactors Day (in lieu)

 Long Weekend! 
National Heroes and Benefactors Day (in lieu)

Belize: Known as Baron Bliss day until 2008, this holiday has now been expanded to honour more heroes of Belize

Good Friday

 Long Weekend! 
Good Friday

Belize: Good Friday occurs on the Friday before Easter. The day commemorates the Crucifixion of Jesus.

Holy Saturday


Holy Saturday

Belize: Day before Easter and the last day of Holy Week. Commemorates the day that Jesus Christ's body lay in the tomb

Easter Monday

 Long Weekend! 
Easter Monday

Belize: Easter is probably the most important holiday of the Christian year, celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus

Labour Day


Labour Day

Belize: This holiday is most commonly associated as a commemoration of the achievements of the labour movement

Sovereign's Day/Commonwealth Day (in lieu)

 Long Weekend! 
Sovereign's Day/Commonwealth Day (in lieu)

Belize: Originally known as Empire Day, this holiday marked Queen Victoria's birthday

St. George's Caye Day


St. George's Caye Day

Belize: Marks the final victory of British forces against the Spanish

Independence Day


Independence Day

Belize: Commemorates Independence from the United Kingdom in 1981

Independence Day Holiday (in lieu)

 Long Weekend! 
Independence Day Holiday (in lieu)

Belize: Commemorates Independence from the United Kingdom in 1981

Pan American Day (in lieu)

 Long Weekend! 
Pan American Day (in lieu)

Belize: Marks the arrival of Columbus in the Americas on October 12th 1492

Garifuna Settlement Day


Garifuna Settlement Day

Belize: Celebrates the settlement of the Garifuna people in Belize after being exiled from the Grenadines

Christmas Day


Christmas Day

Belize: Christmas celebrates the Nativity of Jesus which according to tradition took place on December 25th 1 BC

Boxing Day


Boxing Day

Belize: The second day of Christmas is known as Boxing Day or St. Stephens Day. St Stephen was the first Christian martyr.

Notes

  • 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.
  • Chapter 289 of the laws of Belize states that if the holiday falls on a Friday, the following Monday is observed as the bank and public holiday.
  • Chapter 289 of the laws of Belize states that if the holiday falls on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, the preceding Monday is observed as the bank and public holiday.