Source: Belize Ministry of National Security (Belmopan)
The press office of the Government of Belize has sent out a press release, signed by the Belize Minister of Home Affairs, Wilfred Elrington, announcing its official list of annual non-working public holidays in Belize for the calendar year 2018.
The aforementioned list of annual non-working public holidays in Belize for the calendar year 2018, is in line with the First and Second Schedule to the Holidays Act, Chapter 289 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000-2003.
Contrary to the official list of annual non-working public holidays in Belize for some of the past years (06-Jan-2017, 01-Nov-2014, 20-Sep-2013 and 15-Nov-2012), but not all (29-Oct-2015), the aforementioned official list of public holidays in Belize for the calendar year 2018 does not move any of the fixed-date public holidays that will fall on a Saturday in 2018.
Recall that, under article 9 of the Belize Holidays Act (2000, revised 2003), the government of Belize has discretionary powers to declare a day in lieu public holiday, if any fixed-date public holiday falls on a Saturday. Historically, the government of Belize has chosen to use these discretionary powers on and off over the years (30-Jun-2008, 04-Jan-2008 and 29-Aug-2002), without any obvious pattern being discernible.
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