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Public holidays in Belize

This is a list of public holidays in Belize.

Public holidays

Date Day Observance Observance rule
January 1 New Year's Day fixed at January 1 (see Note 1)
March 9 Baron Bliss Day (or National Heroes & Benefactors Day) March 9 (see Note 2)
** Monday Baron Bliss Day (in lieu of) see Note 2
* Monay Good Friday fixed by church calendar (moveable)
* Saturday Holy Saturday fixed by church calendar (moveable)
* Sunday Easter fixed by church calendar (moveable)
* Monday Easter Monday fixed by church calendar (moveable)
May 1 Labour Day fixed at May 1 (see Note 1)
** Monday Labour Day (in lieu of) see Note 1
May 24 Commonwealth Day (or Sovereign's Day) May 24 (see Note 2)
** Monday Commonwealth Day (in lieu of) see Note 1
September 10 Independence Day fixed at September 21 (see Note 1)
** Monday Independence Day (in lieu of) see Note 1
** Monday Day 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 Day fixed at November 19 (see Note 1)
December 25 Christmas Day fixed at December 25 (see Note 1)
December 26 Boxing Day fixed at December 26 (see Note 1)
** Monday Boxing Day (in lieu of) 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.

References

  • Laws of Belize Chapter 289
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