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Belize : public and bank holidays, closure of banks, stock exchanges, school vacations

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Belize : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the current 2 months



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Valentine's Day*Thursday February 14, 2019cards/flowers 
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Chinese New Year**Friday February 16, 2018cards/flowers 
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National Heroes and Benefactors Day*Monday March 12, 2018Secular holiday 
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Good Friday*Friday March 30, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Holy Saturday**Saturday March 31, 2018Catholic 
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Easter**Sunday April 1, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Easter Monday*Monday April 2, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Easter holiday (beginning)Friday April 13, 2018School holidays 
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Easter holiday (beginning)Thursday April 19, 2018School holidays 
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Labor Day/May DayTuesday May 1, 2018Secular holiday 
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Easter holiday (end)Monday May 7, 2018School holidays 
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Easter holiday (end)Tuesday May 8, 2018School holidays 
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Mothers' Day*Sunday May 13, 2018cards/flowers 
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Royal weddingFriday May 18, 2018Special Events 
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Commonwealth DayMonday May 21, 2018Secular holiday 
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Fathers' DaySunday June 17, 2018cards/flowers 
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summer holiday (beginning)Friday August 17, 2018School holidays 
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Valentine's Day -
Thursday February 14, 2019

cards/flowers : Introduced by Pope Gelasus in 498, perhaps in response to a local Roman tradition of lovers writing their names on an urn in February


Chinese New Year -
Friday February 16, 2018

cards/flowers : At New Year during the night, the Jade Emperor conveyed all animals. Only 12 showed up. To thank them, Buddha dedicated one symbolic year per visitor. Each new born would inherit the relevant animal's characteristics. NOT a public holiday


National Heroes and Benefactors Day -
Monday March 12, 2018

Secular holiday : In tribute to an Englishman, Sir Henry Edward Ernest Victor Bliss, a great benefactor of Belize.


Good Friday -
Friday March 30, 2018

Catholic or protestant : The First Council of Nicaea (a gathering of bishops in the early days of Christianity) wanted to find a day to commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. This commemoration had to be linked to Jewish holiday traditions, since the last supper of Christ was believed to be a Jewish Passover meal. But the Jewish calendar is based on lunar and solar cycles, so the Easter celebration had to follow the same calendar.


Holy Saturday -
Saturday March 31, 2018

Catholic : Paid holiday


Easter -
Sunday April 1, 2018

Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday


Easter Monday -
Monday April 2, 2018

Catholic or protestant : In the year 325, the Council of Nicée determined a date fo Easter. Full Moon would fall the 14th day of a moon month (1). Easter would be marked by the dominical letter(2)and the epactus(3). With the establishment of the equinox ne variatur on March 21, algorithms where elaborated to attribuate a date for Easter whatever the year.
Time between two consecutive new moons: 20 days 12 hours 44 minutes 2.8 - Gives a letter code for the year's calendar Age of the moon on January 1st, minus one unity, 0 being the new moon's age.


Easter holiday (beginning) -
Friday April 13, 2018

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Easter holiday (beginning) -
Thursday April 19, 2018

School holidays :


Labor Day/May Day -
Tuesday May 1, 2018

Secular holiday :


Easter holiday (end) -
Monday May 7, 2018

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Easter holiday (end) -
Tuesday May 8, 2018

School holidays :


Mothers' Day -
Sunday May 13, 2018

cards/flowers : Mother’s day has evolved in many countries in different ways. This is because mother’s day has different origins in different countries and therefore occurs on different days in the year. One school of thought claims that this day emerged from the custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Mother worship which kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of gods, and Rhea, the wife of Cronus, was held on March 15 to March 18 around Asia Minor. They insist that this custom spread around the world. Mothering Sunday is the celebration of motherhood in the United Kingdom. It is also known as Mid-lent Sunday, Rose Sunday and Laetare Sunday. It originally comes from the Victorian practice of allowing servants to return home to visit their mothers on this day. In the United States, Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1819 - October 17, 1910) was a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, and poet. Howe’s Battle Hymn of the Republic was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862 and quickly became one of the most popular songs for the Union during the American Civil War. After the war she focused her activities on the causes of Pacifism and women’s suffrage. In 1870 she was the first to proclaim Mother’s Day, with her Mother’s Day Proclamation. U.S. President Woodrow Wilson approved Mother’s Day in 1914


Royal wedding -
Friday May 18, 2018

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Commonwealth Day -
Monday May 21, 2018

Secular holiday :


Fathers' Day -
Sunday June 17, 2018

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Summer holiday (beginning) -
Friday August 17, 2018

School holidays :