Although September is low season, one of the highlights of the low season is Independence Day – September 21st! This year was 37 years for Belize as an independent country. The country takes its celebration very seriously! The party starts at the beginning of the month with St. George’s Caye Day and continues through the month. You’ll see streamers, flags, and national pride everywhere. The party started in Placencia overnight on the 20th/early the 21st at “jouvert” (large party) which was an overnight parade and fireworks!
During the day on the 21st, our guests at CBC celebrated starting in the afternoon….
And then the afternoon parade in Placencia! It starts a couple miles north of the village, and the parade walks all the way through town, where the party ensues into the night!
In San Pedro, there was also an amazing, gorgeous parade, earlier in the day- here’s some shots of what Independence Day looks like up there….
Many of the locals start making their floats and costumes months ahead of time. This is a spectacular time to be in Belize, so make you plans for next year!!!