List of Official Holidays for 2024

List of Official Holidays for 2024

The Government of Belize has released the list of public and bank holidays for next year.  It is a tradition of sorts that the holidays for the following year be published around this time of the year.  The year 2024 will see fourteen official holidays that have all been officially gazetted, and signed off by the Minister responsible for national holidays, Kareem Musa.

Kareem Musa, Minister of Home Affairs: “If you look at whenever we do have the 10th holiday, and I’m pretty sure this is not the first time that we are moving it to a Monday that is during our September Celebrations and so you normally have events that are planned for that long weekend. Normally the 10th and the 21st if they fall close to a Monday or a Friday that is when the holiday is normally celebrated. And so you would have events like I think the Belikin Fest, the Carnival, these types of events are normally held during that time and so that was the thinking behind it to move it to a long weekend and make it a Monday holiday instead of a Tuesday. We took into consideration as you know Ms.Yaya Marin has been advocating for the observation of that holiday. I had promised it on the last occasion about a year ago because they wanted it to be shifted last year but so many people had already made adjustments to their calendar, the schools had already made adjustments, the workplace had made adjustments and so now that holiday in particular will be observed on the day itself which I think is the Thursday ?”

The holidays are in accordance with the First and Second Schedules to Holidays Act, Chapter 289 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2011.

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