Belize Independence Day

Type Of Event
Public Holiday
Start Date
Saturday, 21 Sep, 2019
9/20/2019 - 9/21/2019
  • Carnival
  • Fireworks
  • Belize
About Event

Belize Independence Day

Belize was a British Crown Colony since 1862. On September 21, 1981, Belize was declared an independent nation, free from Britain’s ruling. Annually, to celebrate this historic moment, the entire month of September is filled with festivities, activities and celebrations that show the citizens’ patriotism for the country. Parades, carnivals, concerts, fireworks show, and other functions are held countrywide by councils to commemorate this important public and bank holiday.

2019 Belize Independence Day

Each year, September celebrations are held under a theme that is chosen from a list of submissions. The 2019 theme is yet to be determined. Nonetheless, the celebrations will be just as vibrant and lively as previous years. This public and bank holiday is celebrated countrywide.

Why should you be interested in Belize’s Independence Day?

There is nothing more positive and enthusiastic than Belizeans and their love for their country. Patriotism is greatly show at September parades, concerts, fireworks shows and other special events. Come and join the celebrations as the thirty-seventh anniversary of Belize is observed.
Suitable for:
What to bring?
  • Water
  • Carnival Spirit
Outline of Event
Start Time
9/20/201910:00 PMlive music and dance presentations
9/21/201912:00 AMFireworks display
9/21/20192:30 PMCarnival begins!
Contact Information
Location Information
Orange Walk
Stann Creek
Is Transportation provided?:
Transport Info.
Important Transportation/Pickup Information
This event is celebrated countrywide.
Frequently Asked Questions
There will be a lot of festivities held such as concerts, parades, carnivals and much more.
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Available Listings
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Departs From:
San Ignacio Town
This amazing combo combines both an incredible cave and the ever popular Xunantunich into one action-packed day. The cave is, in fact, two incredible locations brimming with evidence ... moreof the ancient Maya. It is a 20-minute trek to the entrance through a lush tropical jungle. At the cave entrance, you are equipped with your helmet and light for a trip into the underworld.

You will enter a rugged first chamber that leads into several small side chambers before climbing up a rock fall to another chamber full of cave formations and ancient ceramics. After exploring the third chamber, you climb towards a natural skylight where the ancient Maya also performed many rituals. After a short break, you then begin the 1.5 treks back to the cave entrance. Following lunch at a local restaurant, you then continue to the ever popular Xunantunich before heading back to your San Ignacio hotel.

You must be reasonably able to walk and trek for 3-4 hours to do this tour.
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Departs From:
San Pedro (Ambergris Caye)
It’s an extraordinary full day experience! It’s been said and a lot of people know it, Hol Chan & Shark Ray Alley features some of the most beautiful fishes and corals in Belize. ... moreDive centers from all over the country bring tourists to snorkel here.

After some hours of snorkeling, we head on to the quaint island of Caye Caulker just about 20 minutes from San Pedro Town. You will get the chance to meet the sociable people of this island, enjoy delicious seafood at a local restaurant on the beach for lunch, maybe relax a little at the famous Split while you sip on a Belikin or also shop around for gifts and souvenirs.

On our way back, maybe if we still have time, stop at a snorkeling spot near San Pedro Town for a quick dip onto the water before the day is over.
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Departs From:
San Pedro (Ambergris Caye)
AMAZING SAILING AND SNORKELING ADVENTURES Our day begins sailing north to Tres Cocos for our first snorkel. Then we sail on to Mexico Rocks for our second snorkel stop where you will ... moreencounter larger coral heads & smaller fish.

After snorkeling you can rinse off with fresh water & sit back to enjoy the sail to Habaneros. Our guides will then prepare a delicious BBQ.
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Gear up for a behind the scenes adventure through the Citrus Orchards and Rain Forest of Belize! Follow our knowledgeable tour guide off the beaten path, while learning about the flora, ... morefauna, and wildlife native to our area. Make a stop and explore Lynam - Belize’s first central prison, which is now abandoned. Journey through Anri Agricultural School and the Teak Plantation. Absorb the breath-taking landscape when we stop along the North Stann Creek River for a refreshing swim and a Belizean treat! Our tour concludes at the entrance of Bocawina. 

Glide like a bird through the pristine Rain Forest Canopy on the longest zip line in Belize with 14 platforms, 9 different runs. The complete course is 2.5 miles long with the longest single run being 2,300 feet. The Bocawina zip line has triple safety and the tour takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes to complete.
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