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Baron Bliss Tomb (Fort Point, Belize City)

Posted: Sunday, March 9, 2014. 9:45 am CST.

Baron Bliss Tomb (Fort Point, Belize City)

Baron Bliss Tomb
(Fort Point, Belize City)

AARON HUMES Reporting: Today, March 9, is National Heroes and Benefactors Day, formerly Baron Bliss Day.

Originally observing the contributions of the Portuguese Baron Henry Edward Ernest Victor Bliss to Belize on his passing in 1926, the holiday has been expanded to honor all national heroes of Belize, particularly former Prime Minister and Father of the Nation Rt. Hon. George Cadle Price and Philip Goldson.

The annual Harbor Regatta along the sea coast took place under the aegis of the Belize Sailing Association and there is a kite festival ongoing at BTL Park.

Tomorrow, the annual wreath-laying at the Baron’s grave will be observed, and then Belizeans will gather at the Belcan Bridge to watch the end of the La Ruta Maya Belize River Challenge.


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