Public And Bank Holidays Belize 2023

By Editorial Staff

Last updated on January 2nd, 2023 at 05:33 pm

The list of Belizean National Holidays for 2023. The official list of Public and Bank Holidays Belize for 2023 has been released and it has a surprising number of long weekends. Compared to the 4 three-day weekends in 2022, 2023 will have 7 three-day weekends and 2 four-day weekends (Christmas and Easter). Of note in 2023 is that the Belize Alcohol Laws have been amended to update liquor establishment opening hours during holidays.

IT IS NOTIFIED for general information that public and bank holidays specified in the First and Second Schedules to Holidays Act, Chapter 289 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2011, will be observed on the following days during the year 2023 in accordance with section 3 of the said Act: – 

Day Date Occasion 
Monday 2nd January  New Year’s Day (in lieu of Sunday, 1st January)  
Monday 16th January  George Price Day (in lieu of Sunday, 15th January) 
Monday 6th March  National Heroes and Benefactors Day (in lieu of Thursday, 9th March) 
Friday 7th April  Good Friday 
Saturday 8th April  Holy Saturday 
Monday 10th April  Easter Monday 
Monday 1st May  Labour Day  
Monday 31st July Emancipation Day (in lieu of Tuesday, 1st August)  
Monday 11th September   St. George’s Caye Day (in lieu of Sunday, 10th September) 
Thursday 21st September   Independence Day  
Monday 9th October Indigenous Peoples’ Resistance Day (in lieu of Thursday, 12th October) 
Monday 20th November  Garifuna Settlement Day (in lieu of Sunday, 19th November) 
Monday 25th December  Christmas Day 
Tuesday 26th December  Boxing Day  


Ministry of Home Affairs and New Growth Industries 

(Minister responsible for Holidays)