Posted: Monday, May 27, 2019. 6:15 am CST.
By BBN Staff: Formerly known as Commonwealth Day, May 27 is being observed in Belize as Sovereign’s Day 2019 in lieu of May 24.
The national public and bank holiday celebrate the organization of 54 independent or sovereign states under the British Monarchy.
Belize joined the Commonwealth in 1981 and is known as a constitutional monarchy.
Commonwealth Day in the United Kingdom is observed on the 2nd Monday in March but in Belize, Commonwealth Day is celebrated on May 24 in honor of Queen Victoria’s birthday. Queen Victoria was an admired leader of the British empire.
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