Holidays & Festivals

A Guide to Packing for Belize in the Rainy Season

Rainy Season in Belize and What to Pack Belize is known for her great weather – with average year-round temperatures that don’t stray too far from the low to mid-80s.  But over the last week or so, we’ve gotten some rain – a rainy day earlier in the week – one of the first ofKeep reading »

TEN Things to Know About the Extra Long Easter Weekend on Ambergris Caye

The Easter Holiday is Here And COVID Restrictions Have Been Eased:  Things You Should Know About the Celebrations on Ambergris Caye We are already well into Easter Week – or Holy Week/Semana Santa – the most sacred week in the Christian calendar.   It’s a holiday that is celebrated differently around the world – and evenKeep reading »

Belize’s March National Holiday: An Unexpected Treat

Today, Baron Bliss Day, has always been one of my favorite national holidays in Belize. A quick note:  In November 2008, this national holiday was officially renamed “Heroes and Benefactors Day” but it remains unchanged in my heart. There are a few reasons for my love of today, March 7th (or whatever Monday falls closestKeep reading »

Garifuna Settlement Day in Belize: Gorgeous Photos From Around the Country

November 19th is a national holiday in Belize celebrating the initial landing of the Garifuna people on the shores of our country.  They brought with them an amazing culture, music, religion, language, FOOD…the Garifuna culture has been recognized by UNESCO as a cultural masterpiece. The history of the Garifuna people – descendants of African slavesKeep reading »

Why YOU Should Visit Belize in April and May

April and May can be some pretty great months to visit Belize.  The Spring Break rush has started to thin out.  The peak airline prices of December and US Presidents’ Week are starting to come down a bit (I won’t be discussing other reasons they might be lower right now…)  And the wetter season hasn’tKeep reading »

Paint or Be Painted: Carnaval In San Pedro Starts this Weekend

Mardi Gras or Carnival, the holiday is celebrated around the world. The festivus of eating, drinking and naughtiness before the beginning of Lent. Different places do different things…we all know about the celebration in New Orleans or in Rio (Brazil attracts 70% of its tourists during this week alone!) but in San Pedro, it’s beenKeep reading »

New Years Eve on Ambergris Caye 2019

Celebrating New Years Eve in San Pedro Belize I feel about as qualified to write this post as I would writing one about…say…nuclear fission or Disney theme parks.  (I have about the same amount of interest in both.   =NO interest) So even though I don’t enjoy staying up late or the huge expectations that comeKeep reading »

A Cold Front Coming and Grinching Out For the LoveFM Holiday Parade

Christmas is A WEEK AWAY!!!!!!!!!!  And all of Ambergris Caye is decorated for the holidays.  Sunday evening, LoveFM (the biggest radio station in Belize) held its annual SUPER FUN Lighted Holiday parade on the streets of San Pedro. I got there early…the parade generally starts about half an hour after nightfall…but things didn’t go quiteKeep reading »

Holidays in FULL Swing: Magic Cookies and Gorgeous Crafts at the Truck Stop

The Truck Stop – one of Ambergris Caye’s most happening spots – is currently BUSTING with Christmas cheer.  Decorations…balloons…a gorgeous Christmas tree…even delicious holiday ice cream flavors. Yesterday they held the VERY POPULAR Holiday Craft Fair & Cookie-Bake Off and let’s just say that the Truck Stop REALLY: kicked it up a notch made meKeep reading »

Belize in December: Festivities and Flip-Flops

Belize in December:  Ambergris Caye has a slew of Christmas events that get you FEELING the holidays while enjoying the sunshine, warm Caribbean waters and 80-degree temperatures. Yesterday I was typing out my monthly newsletter – focusing on the year ahead and I realized how RIDICULOUSLY close the holidays are.  (I will refrain from postingKeep reading »

San Pedro LobsterFest 2019: It Just Gets Bigger and Better

Last night was the BIG San Pedro LobsterFest Block party.  LOTS of live music – including the AMAZING steel drum band and GilHarry 7 – one of the biggest bands in the country.  LOTS of booths serving lobster in countless ways…from Lobster Corn dogs to Lobster Tacos to fresh grilled tails… I got there earlyKeep reading »

Carnival Sets Up for Dia De San Pedro

My very first blog post over 8 years ago featured photos of this very Carnival.  Very very bad photos. It is the yearly festival on Ambergris Caye – that often coincides with the San Pedro Lobster Festival – that honors our town saint.  San Pedro.  Or St Peter. The patron saint of fisherman. Here areKeep reading »

Belize Has Brown Eggs: Dying Them For Easter

A while ago, I wrote a post named:  15 Things No One Told You About Living in Belize and it focused on the bigger things.  Stuff like relinquishing your inner control freak or the fact that while English is the official language, pretty much no one speaks it with their local friends and families. But IKeep reading »

New Year’s Eve 2019 On Ambergris Caye

Happy Happy Happy Boxing Day – such a CIVILIZED holiday that we celebrate in Belize.  I’m not sure WHY the ex-British American colonies did not hold onto that one. A day for eating Christmas candy and left-overs, napping, travel…just a buffer between the holidays and going-back-to-work. A picture of glitter Santa in the middle ofKeep reading »

It’s CHRISTMAS 2018! Our Beautiful San Pedro Lighted Boat Parade

I love it, I love it, I love it, I LOVE THE SAN PEDRO HOLIDAY LIGHTED BOAT PARADE.   And I’m going to tell you something that might sound crazy.  I almost skipped it! I was feeling tired…sick of the terrible bumpy road north…but I rallied and thank Christmas I did. What a beautiful night andKeep reading »

Christmas in Belize: December on Ambergris Caye

“It just doesn’t feel like Christmas without cold weather” – says everyone who is NOT in the Caribbean for the holidays. I don’t know about you…but I certainly that I don’t need wet, frozen socks or a 45 minute search for a parking spot at the jam-packed mall or a runny nose to get inKeep reading »