Another very festive time in Belize is “September Celebrations.” This incorporates National Day, which is the Battle of St. George’s Caye Day (September 10), and Belize’s Independence Day (September 21). Belize City hosts a number of related activities and its own Carnival. Festivities take place for nearly three weeks, but the best time to visit is around Independence Day. Watch the annual parade, filled with lots of locals and expats showcasing their love for Belize. It’s an incredibly festive and proud time, and one of the country's best cultural events to attend.
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Celebrate New Year's on a Belizean Caye
While it may not rival legendary New Year’s Eve destinations like Sydney, Paris, Amsterdam, or Hong Kong, don’t count Belize out for your end-of-year partying. Travelers searching for a fun tropical locale to ring in the new year should look no further than one of Belize’s popular islands, like Caye Caulker or Ambergris Caye.
Bars and resorts in Belize know how to throw a good party, and New Year’s Eve is when they pull out all the stops. Plan to spend the night hopping from celebration to celebration and watch the clock for the midnight fireworks. Then dance the rest of the night away in the clubs that stay packed until sunrise.