Public Holidays in Belize for 2019
Businesses are mostly closed during the major public holiday 2019 in Belize. Local employees would usually plan for their holidays for several days in advance. Business owners are advised to plan workloads to make way for public holidays similarly. As most of Belize will shut down during public holidays, it is more fitting for businesses and enterprises to follow suit. Business owners can also take a break from work and unwind in many of Belize attractions.
The following are public holiday dates in Belize for 2019. These dates will change according to the official announcement.
Dates of the Belize Public Holiday 2019
|1 Jan||Tue||New Year’s Day|
|11 Mar||Mon||National Heroes and Benefactors Holiday|
|19 Apr||Fri||Good Friday|
|20 Apr||Sat||Holy Saturday|
|22 Apr||Mon||Easter Friday|
|1 May||Wed||Labour Day|
|27 May||Mon||Sovereign’s Day Holiday|
|10 Sep||Tue||Saint George’s Caye Day|
|21 Sep||Sat||Independence Day|
|23 Sep||Mon||Independence Day Holiday|
|14 Oct||Mon||Pan American Day|
|19 Nov||Tue||Garifuna Settlement Day|
|25 Dec||Wed||Christmas Day|
|26 Dec||Thu||Boxing Day|
Click here for more information from http://belize.gov.bz/ original release which Government of Belize has published.
Holidays Reflecting Historical Moments
Belize is rich with diverse historical heritage and most of the holidays celebrated in Belize have historical roots. The government of Belize truly believe in remembering and celebrating its past in official holidays as to strengthen its people’s national identity.
Benefits for Working During Holidays
Although most of Belize shuts down during the major celebration, some businesses or occupations are required to continue as usual. As such, local employees working during public holidays are obliged to receive additional wages for their duties. This is primarily during Christmas, Good Friday and Easter Monday, employees should receive double their hourly or daily pay rate. On all other holidays, employees are to receive their regular pay and one half more. Otherwise, for employers that pay by the job must provide an average day’s pay for their employees.
Doing Business in Belize
Dubbed as the English Carribean country in Central America, Belize has strong ties with the British through its Commonwealth membership as it was previously part of the British Empire, before obtaining independence in 1981. Belize is a country that mostly manufactures and exports to larger nations. With almost every part of Belize offering a natural wonder attraction, tourism also contributes to Belize’s economy and job creation. Any person should now have at least an idea of why setting up a business in Belize is an offer not to be missed.