There are 14 public holidays in Belize in 2023, five of which fall on Saturday and Sunday.
New Year's Day
New Year Holiday, celebrated on January 1, 2023, is the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar, and it is one of the most popular holidays in the world.
George Price Day
George Price Day is one of the newest public holidays in Belize, and it is established in 2021 to honor the memory of the first Prime Minister of Belize, the Father of the Nation. It falls on January 15, 2023.
National Heroes and Benefactors Day
National Heroes and Benefactors Day honors Baron Henry Edward Ernest Victor Bliss, although it is now to honor all Belizean heroes and benefactors. In 2023, it falls on March 06, 2023.
Good Friday is a Christian holiday celebrating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed on Friday immediately preceding Easter Sunday, April 7, 2023.
Holy Saturday is the day before Easter Sunday and after Good Friday, and it is a public holiday in many countries. It falls on April 8, 2023.
Easter Monday is to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, and it is the Monday after Easter Sunday. It is observed on April 10, 2023.
Labour Day is observed on May 1, 2023, and it celebrates the achievements of workers. The holiday originates in the eight-hour day movement, which is eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest.
The holiday commemorates the anniversary of when the Slavery Abolition Act of 1833 came into force and the abolishment of slavery in Anguilla on August 1, 1834. It is observed on July 31, 2023.
St. George's Caye Day
St. George's Caye Day is a public holiday in Belize, observed on September 10, 2023. The holiday commemorates the end of the Battle of St. George's Caye, fought between Spaniards from Mexico and the Baymen, the resident woodcutters.
Independence Day is a public holiday in Belize, observed on September 21, 2023. The holiday commemorates the anniversary of Belize's independence from Britain in 1981.
Indigenous Peoples' Resistance Day
Indigenous Peoples' Resistance Day is a public holiday in Belize, observed on October 09, 2023. The holiday celebrates the migration of Mestizos and Indians (Hispanics) from Yucatan, Mexico into Belize in the mid-1800s.
Garifuna Settlement Day
Garifuna Settlement Day is a public holiday in Belize, observed on November 19, 2023. The holiday commemorates the arrival of the Garifuna people in Belize on November 19, 1802.
Christmas Day is celebrated on December 25, 2023, and commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Christmas Day is a holiday of sharing. People exchange Christmas gifts and cards with families and friends.
Boxing Day is also known as St. Stephen's Day and is widely known as a shopping holiday in some countries. It falls on December 26, 2023.
The following is the list of public holidays in Belize 2023.
|New Year's Day||Jan 01, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|New Year's Day Holiday||Jan 02, 2023||Monday||Observed|
|George Price Day||Jan 15, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|George Price Day Holiday||Jan 16, 2023||Monday||Observed|
|National Heroes and |
|Mar 06, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Good Friday||Apr 07, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Holy Saturday||Apr 08, 2023||Saturday||Public Holiday|
|Easter Monday||Apr 10, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Labour Day||May 01, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Emancipation Day||Aug 01, 2023||Tuesday||Public Holiday|
|St. George's Caye Day||Sep 10, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|St. George's Caye Day Holiday||Sep 11, 2023||Monday||Observed|
|Independence Day||Sep 21, 2023||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Indigenous Peoples' |
|Oct 09, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Garifuna Settlement Day||Nov 19, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|Garifuna Settlement Day Holiday||Nov 20, 2023||Monday||Observed|
|Christmas Day||Dec 25, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Boxing Day||Dec 26, 2023||Tuesday||Public Holiday|