Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine July 2018 - Page 128

EVENTS BELIZE POPULATION JULY Lobster Festival SIZE 331,900 (2013) 22,966 sq. kilometers OFFICIAL LANGUAGE CAPITAL CITY English CURRENCY Belizian Dollar (1 US Dollar equals 1.98 Belizian Dollar) Belmopan AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 260 C / 800 F The start of the lobster season in Caye Caulker kicks off with a week-long celebration with food, music and dancing. AUGUST Costa Maya Festival Street parades, beauty pageants, concerts and fun activities are part of this festival which is the largest in Belize. with local and regional participants. AUGUST Deer Dance Festival This is a nine-day Mayan festival celebrated in the Mayan village of San Antonio. SEPTEMBER 21 Independence Day Belize, formerly British Honduras, celebrates its independence on this day. Official celebrations with street parades, concerts and ceremonies. are part of these events. Belize