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Belize 2021 Public Holidays Announced

Source: Belize Ministry of National Security (Belmopan)
Posted: Monday, June 15, 2020
Most recent follow-up news item: January 11, 2021


The press office of the Government of Belize has sent out a press release announcing the official list of annual non-working public holidays in Belize for the calendar year 2021.

The aforementioned list of annual non-working public holidays in Belize for the calendar year 2021, is in line with the First and Second Schedule to the Holidays Act, Chapter 289 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000-2003.

In line with the official list of annual non-working public holidays in Belize for many of the past years (2019-07-23, 2018-07-18, 2017-01-06, 2014-11-01, 2013-09-20 and 2012-11-15), though not all (2017-10-22 and 2015-10-29), the aforementioned official list of public holidays in Belize for the calendar year 2021 moves some of the fixed-date public holidays that will fall on a Saturday in 2021 to the next Monday, as article 9 of the Belize Holidays Act (2000, revised 2003) states that 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 (2008-06-30, 2008-01-04 and 2002-08-29).



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