Baron Bliss Day

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Baron Bliss Day

March 9
Baron Bliss Day is a public holiday in Belize honoring Englishman Henry Edward Ernest Victor Bliss (1869-1926). When he died on March 9, Bliss bequeathed his entire estate to Belize City.
On this day each year a morning mass and wreath laying is held at his tomb in the Fort Point area. Then there is a regatta in the harbor, a cycle race, and a kite contest.
SOURCES:
AnnivHol-2000, p. 41
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Celebrated in: Belize

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