Carnival in Belize is back, and at Itz'ana we couldn't be more thrilled. Marking the country's independence, September is a month eagerly anticipated with a wide selection of celebratory events, including the Belize National Song Competition, the Miss Belize Pageant, and of course, the most vibrant event of the season: Carnival Day. All month long, bear witness to the country's steadfast patriotism with streets, buildings, and citizens adorned in the national colors of red, white, and blue. According to the Belize Carnival Association, the 2022 annual parade is slated for Saturday, September 3rd. Whether you're a history fanatic, a culture enthusiast, or just someone looking for the time of their life, September is the ideal time to visit Belize!
Rhythm and Celebration
Dating back to 1975, Carnival in Belize has always been an event that showcases Belize's vibrant culture and arts. After two years of dormancy, Carnival returns under the theme, "Carnival 2022! We Outside! We Back Pon the Road!" On Carnival Day, colorful floats, extravagant costumes and rhythmic music set the scene for the most spirited street festival you'll ever witness. The largest carnival parade often starts on the south side of Belize City and ends on the north side. Revelers dance in the streets behind trucks and massive speakers playing calypso, soca, punta, and other lively Caribbean genres. Though Placencia's carnival is smaller in size, the celebration of our country's independence is still a lively affair. In the past, our Placencia carnival has showcased dazzling floats that represent the country's extraordinary natural resources, such as the incredible Scarlet Macaw float featured in the carnival of 2019. When the carnival comes your way be sure to join in on the festivities and let the rhythm take over. Whether you catch the carnival at the beginning or at the very end, you are sure to experience the incredible vibrancy and exuberant celebration of this extraordinary day!
Make Itz'ana your basecamp for the festivities, and experience the splendor of September celebrations in Belize with our magical beachfront resort. From the jungle to the sea, Belize is a treasure trove of the very best of nature, art, and culture, and Itz'ana sits in easy access to all exhilarating and adventurous. Book your escape in advance and enjoy exclusive savings on our best available rate with continental breakfast included.