If there is one month of the year that Belizeans eagerly await it has to be September. After all it’s the most patriotic month of the year with three big days for Belizean at home and abroad.

Central American Boulevard in Belize City

Central American Boulevard in Belize City

From the St. George’s Caye Day on September 10th to National Service Day on September 18th and ending it off with Independence Day on September 21st, the month of September is rightfully ours. And in Belizean fashion we turn any special event into an all-out celebration.September Celbrations Decorations-2
From as early as September 1st businesses, landmarks, town halls and any other important building across the country is decorated in red, with and blue – the colors of our flag.

Love Belize in San Pedro

Love Belize in San Pedro

At residential homes, many raise their flags in a show of patriotism. And let’s not forget the constant airing of patriotic songs like “The Tenth Day of September” by Lord Rhaburn Combo and Calypso Rose or “Carnival” by Leela Vernon in every single local radio and television station.

Atlantic Bank in San Pedro

Atlantic Bank in San Pedro

Oh! How I love September!

And why not decorate myself??? :)

And why not decorate myself??? 🙂

This year, September celebration are being held under the theme ‘Belize Renewed: Confident, Competitive, Committed’ and marks the 217th St.

The San Pedro Sun office!

The San Pedro Sun office!

George’s Caye Day, the 4th National Service Day (a day to commemorate the memory of Father of our Nation Right Honorable George Cadel Price) and the 34th Independence Day.

Hey we even decorate our bicycles!

Hey we even decorate our bicycles!

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As in the words of our Minister of Tourism, Culture and Civil Aviation, Honorable Manuel Heredia Jr.: “This September, join us, in our cities, towns, villages and communities where our people will exude their patriotic spirit of confidence, competitiveness, and commitment that continue to propel this nation forward”.

Hon. Heredia during the opening of September Celebrations

Hon. Heredia during the opening of September Celbrations

Because there isn’t a more Beautiful Belize than one united in patriotism and love for their country!

Barrier Reef Drive in San Pedro

Barrier Reef Drive in San Pedro

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Happy Sepetember celebrations to all Belizeans at home and abroad! Que viva Belice! Long live Belize!

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About the Author: Janelle Cowo

The youngest member of the My Beautiful Belize family, Janelle loves traveling and experiencing new cultures both within and across the border of Belize. She particularly enjoys history and is an avid Science Fiction, Fantasy and Romance reader. What she lacks in stature, Janelle has (and even surpasses) in spirit for adventure. She is willing to try pretty much anything, from daring jumps to new eats. Janelle lives her life according to Mae West quote “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”


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