Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine January 2019 - Page 108
Horseracing in Burrell Boom
331,900 (2013) SIZE 22,966 sq. kilometers This is an annual all-day event held at the Sylvestre
Stadium in Burrell Boom. Enjoy a day of fun, food
and music amidst the day’s racing events.
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE CAPITAL CITY FEBRUARY 5 - 8
(1 US Dollar equals 1.98 Belizian Dollar)
San Pedro Carnival
The town of San Pedro on Ambergris Caye comes
alive the week before the Catholic season of Lent
begins. This is their carnival celebration, where
they enjoy a period of festivity with parades, flour
“fights”, contests, music, local art, local food, fun
and merriment, and more. Then, for the next
40 days, Lent, a solemn period of fasting and
abstinence will be observed.
260 C / 800 F
MARCH 8 - 11
La Ruta Maya River Challenge
A three-day 174 mile canoe race from San Ignacio
to Belize City.
National Heroes and Benefactors Day
(Baron Bliss Day)
This is a national holiday, dedicated initially to
Baron Edward Ernest Victor Bliss, a British traveller,
who willed most of his fortune to the country. The
day is marked with ceremonies and wreath-laying
at his grave. In 2008, the name of the holiday was
changed from Baron Bliss Day to its current name.
An annual kite festival and the annual harbour
regatta are both held on this day.
San Cas Belmopan Cycling Classic
This is an annual race which originates in Belize
City, with cyclists riding to Belmopan, the capital,
then back to Belize City for the finish.
Photo Credit: Belize Tourism