September: Independence Day

21 September

A British Crown Colony since 1862, Belize was declared an independent nation from on September 21st, 1981 and celebrations run from ‘St Georges Caye Day’ on September 10th right up until Independence Day.

Independence Day celebrations are certainly testament to the Belizeans’ love of a good party, with flags proudly flying, vibrant parades, lively dancing and a multitude of food stalls serving up delicious local foods.

Enjoy the flag-raising ceremonies and carnival celebrations, then dance the night away in celebration of Belize’s multicultural society.