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

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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