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Public and Bank Holidays for 2022 announced- El Día de la Raza makes the list

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Posted: Wednesday, November 3, 2021. 4:26 pm CST.

By BBN Staff: The Government of Belize announced the approved list of Public and Bank Holidays for the upcoming year, adding a holiday that was missing from this year’s calendar.

Today, the Ministry of Home Affairs and New Growth Industries, published the list of holidays which are specified in the First and Second Schedules to the Holidays Act, Chapter 289 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2011. Public and bank holidays will be observed on the listed days during the year 2022 in accordance with section 3 of that Act.

Among the days is the second annual celebration of George Price Day, which saw its first observance this year on January 15, and a new entry on the list El Día de la Raza (Day of Race/Race Day). This day, which will be celebrated on October 10 in lieu of Wednesday, 12th October, celebrates the heritage, colonization, and cultural diversity of Latin America.

Other holidays on the list include:

Day  Date  Occasion 
Saturday  1st January   New Year’s Day  
Saturday   15th January   George Price Day 
Monday  7th March   National Heroes and Benefactors Day (in lieu of Wednesday, 9th March) 
Friday  15th April   Good Friday 
Saturday  16th April   Holy Saturday 
Monday  18th April   Easter Monday 
Monday  2nd May   Labour Day (in lieu of Sunday, 1st May) 
Monday  1st August    Emancipation Day   
Saturday  10th September    St. George’s Caye Day 
Wednesday  21st September    Independence Day  
Monday  10th October  El Día de la Raza (in lieu of Wednesday, 12th October) 
Saturday  19th November   Garifuna Settlement Day  
Sunday  25th December   Christmas Day 
Monday  26th December   Boxing Day 






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