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Columbus Day Gone as a Holiday

Holidays and observances in Belize are many, but one that is now officially off the national calendar is Pan American Day. Earlier in the year, the Minister responsible for holidays, Kareem Musa made the announcement that January 15 would become George Price Day and August 1 would be Emancipation Day and there would be no holiday in October. But a reminder today made it official: Pan American Day, formerly Columbus Day, is gone from the calendar. Although the October holiday has been removed, 2021 features ten extended weekends; however, only two are left: Garifuna Settlement Day, which is a Friday. Christmas weekend extends to Monday, December 27 because Boxing Day is a Sunday.