After two very long years Belize’s Carnival is back as part of the country’s September Celebrations! The announcement was made on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 by Minister Francis Fonseca who is the chair of the National Celebrations Commission. This year’s Belize’s Carnival Road March will be celebrated under the theme “Carnival 2022! We outside! We back pon the road!”
“It's been two years since we've celebrated and played mas,” commented the President of the Belize Carnival Association. “It gives me great pleasure and honor to announce the return of carnival. Since its inception in 1974, Carnival has been and will continue to be a highlight of the September Celebrations. As Belizeans, we all look forward to such a joyful occasion, whether we participate in mas or watch the spectacular performances."
“In 2019, the world was hit by a terrifying pandemic, forcing us to close our doors and adopt a new way of life. COVID 19 proposed mask wearing and social distancing. Major events, including our own carnival, were cancelled due to the inability to socialize.”
Mark September 3rd, 2022 on your calendar because we'll be playing mas again. Thank you very much!