Belize Public Holidays

Public holidays in Belize are set at the national level countrywide – they are implemented similarly across the six districts.

During Belizean public holidays all banks, government offices, schools and businesses are closed. But there is an exception for popular tourist destinations; most tourism businesses stay open to accommodate visitors. Examples include tour operators, souvenir shops and restaurants. Chinese supermarkets also usually open as most people buy their groceries daily.

National public holidays in Belize for 2015

Public Holiday


New Year’s Day Thursday, January 1st
National Heroes and Benefactors Day Monday, March 9th
Good Friday Friday, April 3rd
Holy Saturday Saturday, April 4th
Easter Monday Monday, April 6th
Labor Day Friday, May 1st
Sovereign’s Day/ Commonwealth Day Monday, May 25th
St. George’s Caye Day Thursday, September 10th
Independence Day Monday, September 21st
Pan American Day Monday, October 12th
Garifuna Settlement Day Thursday, November 19th
Christmas Day Friday, December 25th
Boxing Day Saturday, December 26th