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20 Sep 2019 | 01:07 PM UTC

Belize: Independence Day celebrations September 21

Belize News Alert

Independence Day celebrations scheduled for September 21; festivities and associated disruptions expected in Belmopan and Belize City, and across the country

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/20/2019, 12:00 AM until 9/23/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Belize). COUNTRY/REGION Belize

Event

Belize will hold Independence Day celebrations nationwide on Saturday, September 21, with the main events taking place in Belmopan and Belize City. Numerous parades are to be expected, particularly the annual Independence parade in Belize City. Live concerts and carnivals are also scheduled. Road closures and transportation disruptions are to be expected in the capital. Similar celebrations are likely to take place in major urban areas around the country.

Context

Belize is celebrating its 38th year of independence from the United Kingdom.

Advice

Individuals in Belize, particularly in Belmopan and Belize City, are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate increased travel times due to high traffic and increased security measures, and adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities. Be alert and report any suspicious objects or behavior to local authorities.

 

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