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New Belize Public and Bank Holidays Announced for 2021

Minister of Home Affairs and New Growth Industries, Hon. Kareem Musa has posted a list of Belize’s Public and Bank Holidays for 2021 that include a new Holiday on January 15 (George Price Day) and August 1 (Freedom Day). Pan American Day (October 12) has been removed from the list of holidays.

“It is notified for general information that public and bank holidays specified in the First and Second Schedules to Holiday’s Act, Chapter 289 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2011, will be observed on the following days during the year 2021 in accordance with section 3 of the said Act.”  

Friday, January 1st            – New Year’s day
Friday, January 15th          – George Price Day
Monday, March 8th           – National Heroes and Benefactors Day (in lieu of Tuesday, March 9, 2012)
Friday, April 2nd                 – Good Friday
Saturday, April 3rd             – Holy Saturday
Monday, April 5th               – Easter Monday
Saturday, May 1st                – Labor Day
Monday, May 24th               – Sovereign’s Day/Commonwealth Day
Monday, August 2nd            – Freedom Day (in lieu of August 1st)
Friday, September 10th       – St. George’s Caye Day
Tuesday, September 21st    – Independence Day
Friday, November 19th        – Garifuna Settlement Day
Saturday, December 25th    – Christmas Day
Monday, December 27th     – Boxing Day (in lieu of Sunday, Dec. 26th)

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