Public holidays in Belize

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This is a list of public holidays in Belize.

Public holidays[edit]

Date Day Observance Observance rule
1 January New Year's Day fixed at 1 January (see Note 1)
9 March Baron Bliss Day (or National Heroes & Benefactors Day) 9 March (see Note 2)
** Monday Baron Bliss Day (in lieu of) see Note 2
* Friday 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)
1 May Labour Day fixed at May 1 (see Note 1)
** Monday Labour Day (in lieu of) see Note 1
24 May Commonwealth Day (or Sovereign's Day) 24 May (see Note 2)
** Monday Commonwealth Day (in lieu of) see Note 1
10 September Saint George's Caye Day (or National Day) fixed at 10 September (see Note 1)
21 September Independence Day fixed at 21 September (see Note 1)
** Monday Independence Day (in lieu of) see Note 1
** Monday Day of the Americas (in lieu of) See Note 2
12 October Day of the Americas (or Columbus Day) 12 October (see Note 2)
19 November Garifuna Settlement Day fixed at 19 November (see Note 1)
25 December Christmas Day fixed at 25 December (see Note 1)
26 December Boxing Day fixed at 26 December (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.

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