How Belize celebrated its Independence day?
Although a tourist off-season, September is a great time to be in Belize when they celebrate their Independence Day with absolute fervor and zeal. A British Crown Colony since 1862, Belize was declared an independent nation from on September 21, 1981.
On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, John Kerry, Secretary of State congratulated the people of Belize as they celebrated the 34th anniversary of independence this year.
In early Belize history, the country was under Spanish rule, but Spain did not actually control the area due to a belief that it did not have sufficient resources to gain the country’s full attention. However, the Independence Day celebrations are certainly testament to the Belizeans’ love of a good party, with flags proudly flying, vibrant parades, lively dancing, and a multitude of food stalls serving up delicious local foods.