Garifuna Settlement Day, November 19th – Hopkins, Belize

Belize is filled many cultures, including Garifuna. During November, Garifuna communities throughout the country prepare for November 19—the Garifuna Settlement Day. It’s a national holiday and is celebrated with a re-enactment of the Garifuna arriving by boat in Belize. The celebration continues with drumming and food. Dangriga, Seine Bight, and Georgetown are all Garifuna Villages.

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Planning a trip to Belize during the holiday season? Here’s what to expect!

Mid November starts the high season in Belize and some tourists are eager to celebrate Thanksgiving, forgetting for a moment that it is not a Belizean holiday. However, Belizeans enjoy making people happy and plenty of restaurants feature special menus celebrating the occasion. Because most of the restaurants have only a handful of tables, Thanksgiving […]

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