Belize Independence Day

Belize Independence Day

September 21
On September 21, 1981, Belize gained independence from Britain. Belize was formerly known as British Honduras and had been internally self-governing since 1965.
Independence Day is a national public holiday in Belize. Celebrations begin more than a week before the 21st with dances, pageants, sporting events, and concerts, and culminate with parades and patriotic ceremonies.
CONTACTS:
Belize Tourist Board
64 Regent St.
P.O. Box 325
Belize City, Belize
501-227-2420; fax: 501-227-2423
www.travelbelize.org
SOURCES:
AnnivHol-2000, p. 158
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