Did you know that it’s a holiday today in Belize? Which holiday, you ask? Why, it’s Garifuna Settlement Day! Created by one of our civil rights activists, Thomas Ramos, we’ve been celebrating Garifuna Settlement Day since the 1940s before it became a national holiday in 1977. Depending on where you find yourself in Belize today,…

Happy 35th Independence Day, Belize! It is hard to believe that not even a lifetime ago Belize was still British Honduras, a self-governed colony of Great Britain for over a century, and before that a collection of Baymen who would attack Spanish ships and trade in logwood and slaves. A couple centuries later, here we…

Belize has a long and storied history over the last few centuries; from becoming British Honduras until our eventual independence, whenwe became the Belize you know today. One of those stories is still celebrated to this day: The Battle of St George’s Caye. 218 years ago on from September 3–10, 1798, an invading Spanish force…

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