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:
|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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