So many festivities in September; there is a National Celebrations Calendar of Events for the entire country of Belize! From festivals to competitions, carnivals and parades, there is something for everyone to enjoy. The amusement that each event brings to locals is what truly makes September the most memorable month. Here are six essentials for Belize celebration festivities!
Good Company. When attending events, having a few pals or your family amplifies the fun! Jump up to the rhythmic steel pan at Pan Yaad in Belize City. Make memories together when you dance in the Orange Walk Carnival on Independence Day, bumping your waistlines to the soca music. You’ll have many stories to tell back home!
Flavorful drinks. Tickle your tastebuds with an ice-cold beer, or quench your thirst with an icy drink mixed with local rums and natural fruit juices. It’s essential to have a drink or two or three when dancing! Whatever beverage keeps you moving and grooving during the September celebrations is a must-have.
Go swimming. After days of parties and festivities, it’s time to cool off! Awe, as you refresh yourself in the streaming rivers and rushing waterfalls at Rio On Pools in the magnificent Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve. Or, make a splash as you dive into the glittering Caribbean Sea from the beach in Hopkins Village. It’ll surely get you recharged for the other upcoming events!
Comfy Clothing. September is warm, so don’t be afraid to rock your shorts! Grab your sunglasses and hat to attend the Belmopan Citizens’ Party and Parade or the Party in the Park in Dangriga Town. Put on your swimsuit as you head to the Independence Day Beach Party in Corozal!
Visit a Maya Temple. After all the excitement, enjoy your downtime by visiting the magnificent Maya Temples. Journey the ancient plazas at Altun Ha, which is only a stone’s throw away from Belize City. Awe over El Castillo (The Castle) at the astounding Xunantunich in Cayo. Explore with a boat ride down the river to Lamanai in Orange Walk!
Take your flag. We welcome you to celebrate Belize by waving your country’s flag! You can see the bold flags of countries from around the world, from pocket-sized to more enormous than you can imagine! Nothing is more exhilarating than singing, dancing, and pumping your flag in the air with fellow nations to honor Belize!
Whether you are in the north, south, east, or west of Belize, these six things will come in handy! Celebrate with us to honor Belize’s forty-first year of independence.