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September Celebrations 2016


A Celebration of Patriotism; September in Belize:

Belize September 2016 celebration-month is a pulsating show of patriotism, culture and heritage; a perfect opportunity to discover what makes us an alluring destination…

Be immersed in all things Belize as these vibrant line-up of festival activities, commemorates milestone achievements; highlights include the  “Independence Day”, “Carnival Parade”, “Jouvert”, “Battle of St. George’s Caye Day”, and more!

Past & Future:

A glimpse into Belize’s evolution reveals the dense cultural influences that have contributed to its appeal. From the once Maya Epi Center of the Mundo Maya World, to a British Colony, and now, a thriving Independent country that continues to flourish into a top vacation destination for all!

Nesting perfectly between Mexico and Guatemala, Belize celebrates its 35th Independence Day Anniversary from its British Colonizers on September 21st, 1981, and its 218th Anniversary of, “The Battle of St. George’s Caye Day” on September 10th, 1798. 

September Celebrations Highlights in Belize City

  • Battle of St. George’s Caye Day (Annually Sept 10): Ceremonies, parades and street festivals are held throughout the country to commemorate those who defeated the Spaniards from occupying Belize. 
  • Jouvert and Carnival Parade (Date to be determined): Jouvert is an early dawn, pre-Carnival street party for all throughout the streets of Belize City (expect to get a little messy with chocolate and paint!). It’s followed by the Carnival Parade in the afternoon, with extravagant costumed dancers, music and all day partying. 
  • 35th Independence Day Anniversary (Annually Sept 21): All of the month’s festivities culminate on the 21st in a big party nationwide, with parades, barbecues, dancing, live concerts, ceremonies and more.

Be one with Belize and indulge in the month-long festivities, including: “Soca & Jazz Festival”, “Fire Engine Parade”, “Pan Yaad Steel Band Concert”, “Sir. Barry Bowen’s Belikin Bash”, “Carnival King & Queen Competition”, “Annual Lionman Tiathlon”, and more!

Share in the cultural extravaganzas and cuisines and let the vivacity of Belize’s September Celebrations be your ticket to an array of events that has to be experienced! For more information on this and other events happening in Belize, or to get tips on planning your dream vacation, email us at: or call us TOLL FREE at: 1-800-624-0686.