New Year's Day -
Friday January 1, 2021
Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday
Christmas holiday (end) -
Monday January 4, 2021
School holidays : Http://moe.gov.bz
calendar gazetted by the Ministry of EducationPISA ranking (average 493): not listed
Schooling is mandatory till age 15
no school on Saturday
school uniforms required
We carry all confirmed dates till Oct 2020
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Chinese New Year -
Friday February 12, 2021
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
Valentine's Day -
Sunday February 14, 2021
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
National Heroes and Benefactors Day -
Monday March 8, 2021
Secular holiday : In tribute to an Englishman, Sir Henry Edward Ernest Victor Bliss, a great benefactor of Belize.
Easter holiday (beginning) -
Friday March 26, 2021
School holidays :
Christmas holiday (beginning) -
Friday December 18, 2020
School holidays :
Christmas Day -
Friday December 25, 2020
Catholic or protestant : Since pre-historic times in Europe, festivities (bonfires, offrerings) were marking the beginning of longer hours of daylight with fires and ritual. The Roman festival of Saturnalia lasted several days in December (gambling and offerings). Germanic tribes also celebrated mid-winter (drinking and rituals). The Bulgarian (with Koleduvane) and the Polish (with Gwiazdka) perpetuate this tradition. Jesus of Nazareth was probably born in springtime (Reformists favour autumn). But in the 4th century, December 25th was chosen for the celebration of his birth by Pope Julius I (Bishop Liberus is also mentioned in 354 A.D.). Thus, a Christian element was introduced in the long-established mid-winter festivals. Before 1582, the Papal States and other Italian city states celebrated New Year’s Day on Christmas Day.
St Stephen's Day -
Monday December 28, 2020
Secular holiday : Remembrance of St Stephen, the first Christian martyr.