Belize National Day

Belize National Day

September 10
A public holiday in Belize commemorating the Battle of St. George's Caye, fought in 1798 between the Spanish and the English over possession of the area. English loggers had settled in what is now Belize in the early 17th century. British pirates used to hide in the cays there waiting for opportunities to plunder passing Spanish ships. It is also known as St. George's Caye Day . Numerous festivities take place on the days leading up to the holiday, including a grand carnival parade.
CONTACTS:
Belize Tourist Board
64 Regent St.
P.O. Box 325
Belize City, Belize
011-501-227-2420; fax: 011-501-227-2423
www.travelbelize.org
SOURCES:
AnnivHol-2000, p. 152