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5 Ways Belizeans Celebrate Independence Day

In early Belize history, the country was under Spanish rule, but Spain did not actually control the area due to a belief that it did not have sufficient resources to gain the country’s full attention. Spain allowed British settlers into the area, and the British eventually had a large presence in the area. During the […]

The International Costa Maya Festival and Beyond

One of the most exciting public parties in Belize is the famous International Costa Maya Festival. What began as a modest celebration of Maya culture in 1992 has since blossomed to become Belize’s most popular three-day festival featuring a beauty pageant, live music, food, dancing, games and art. Every year the town of San Pedro […]

10 Reasons to Get Your Fine Self to Belize This September

Why September? Because the entire nation—and enthusiastic travelers who always visit Belize this month—break into a collective happy dance to pay tribute to the nation’s independence. The official date of this big anniversary is September 21st, but when citizens fight as hard as did Belizeans to get rid of the name British Honduras once and […]

La Ruta Maya — One of the World’s Toughest and Most Historic River Races

La Ruta Maya Belize River Challenge With its origins in a charity event designed to raise money for cleaning the Belize River, La Ruta Maya Belize River Challenge has morphed into a full-fledged competition with hundreds of racers from around the country and the rest of the world paddle 170 miles from San Ignacio’s Hawksworth […]

San Ignacio to Host 15th Annual Belize Archaeology Symposium

On June 28-30, 2017, the Belize National Institute of Culture and History (NICH) will host the 15th annual Belize Archeology Symposium at the San Ignacio Resort Hotel in San Ignacio, Belize. This year’s special topic will be “The Origin of Ancient Maya Lifeways and Society: Preclassic and Early Classic Developments.” Admittance for the symposium is […]

Belize Holidays

Holidays Celebrated in Belize Belizeans take their holidays very seriously and they know how to mark the special occasions with a good celebration. On many important holidays like Christmas and Holy Friday, the whole country practically shuts down with reduced transportation services, closed government offices, banks, grocery stories and schools. The following is a list […]

Easter Celebrations in Belize

Easter in Belize The majority of people in Belize have strong Christian roots, making the Easter holiday a truly special experience. Good Friday is a time for solemnity and religious services. Starting on Holy Saturday, Belizeans take advantage of the Easter weekend to enjoy exciting sports competitions like the Cross Country Cycling Classic and family […]

La Ruta Maya Belize River Challenge

Arguably one of the world’s largest river racing traditions, La Ruta Maya is definitely one of the very toughest. This four-day long race runs dozens of canoe teams Eastward across Belize along the Macal and Belize rivers into the busy port of Belize city. An Open River Racing Challenge This grueling race traces a harrowing […]

Elizabeth Beaton Donates to Octavia Waight Centre

The late Chef Sean This morning at Cahal Pech Village Resort, Elizabeth Beaton, the mother of the late Chef Sean made a donation of $500 to Octavia Waight Centre. For those who do not know, Chef Sean made San Ignacio his home for many years and was loved by many whom he came in contact […]

Belize Celebrates “Jouvert 2014”

J’ouvert is a large street party during Carnival and is held every year in September in Belize. According to Wikipedia, J’ouvert is a contraction of the French jour ouvert, or dawn/day break.   The celebration involves calypso and soca bands and it usually starts well before dawn and peaks a few hours after sunrise.   […]

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