September was a big month of celebration and activities for us in Belize. September 10th was the final battle in the Spaniards attempt to take over Belize in 1798 and September 21st marks the Independence of Belize from Britain in 1981—these markers make the whole month one of celebration! We’re proud to call this beautiful place home and that’s why we take the time to celebrate the heritage and history. Our team members took part in various festivities throughout the month of September and we’re sharing the details with you and encouraging you to join us next year!
Here’s some of the events and things we participated in:
There’s a few other festivals that aren’t in September, but you should definitely keep an eye out for next year:
Teresa Godfrey, a Sales & Marketing Coordinator who has worked for us since July 2017 was born and raised in Placencia. Her grandfather participated in Belize’s independence, and she was gracious enough to share his story.
“My Grandfather, Villamar Godfrey always spoke of the day we got independence. He would reminisce on the day he shook Rt. Hon. George Cadle Price’s (the First Prime Minister of Belize) hand. He always said that the love he had for our country was always evident and if it wasn’t for him Belize wouldn’t be what it is today.”
Thanks to brave people like Villamer Godfrey, we are able to call Belize home and continue celebrating this incredible gem.
Join in on the celebrations next year, or if you can't wait book a trip today!