Belize & Ambergris Caye Help

Does Belize celebrate Thanksgiving?

American Thanksgiving influence in Belize

The American holiday which gives us an idea of the power of U.S. cable television and cultural influence in Belize is Thanksgiving, a uniquely American holiday which has absolutely nothing to do with Belize per se. But, there will be turkey dinners on sale all over Belize City, and the overall mood on Thursday here will be influenced by the massive holiday, cum NFL games, in the United States.

Thanksgiving is also a huge business event in America, apart from the day itself, because the day immediately following Thursday, so-called “Black Friday,” is a shoppers’ spree in the U.S. featuring large reductions in commodity prices. What Thanksgiving does in the U.S., is provide the first spark for the Christmas splurging attitude amongst shoppers, and there are many business people in Belize who are anxiously awaiting that said splurging attitude amongst Belizeans.

One local media voice, conscious of Thanksgiving’s major influence in Belize, has suggested that Belize “piggyback” on Thanksgiving by celebrating on that same day something like the end of the hurricane season. A desperate thought, perhaps, but it is evidence of American Thanksgiving’s powerful influence on little Belize, just six hundred miles south.

0 (0)
Article Rating (No Votes)
Rate this article
Attachments
There are no attachments for this article.
Comments
There are no comments for this article. Be the first to post a comment.
Full Name
Email Address
Security Code Security Code
Related Articles RSS Feed
What and when are the holidays in Belize?
Viewed 27606 times since Sat, Feb 27, 2010
Are there any business groups / associations in San Pedro. Also do any affiliations such as Rotary , Kiwanis or Lions meet on the island.
Viewed 880 times since Fri, Sep 18, 2015
What is minimum weight and age for parasailing? what are the names and contact information for companies offering parasailing on Ambergris. thanks.
Viewed 5258 times since Sat, May 21, 2011
Belize Fast Facts - FAQ
Viewed 5282 times since Mon, Aug 25, 2014
What are good things to do in Belize City?
Viewed 6267 times since Sun, Apr 5, 2009
Do you have any contacts regarding firework displays in Belize?
Viewed 3638 times since Thu, Jun 23, 2011
What are some things to do in San Pedro & Belize?
Viewed 9028 times since Thu, Dec 7, 2006
What are ziplines?
Viewed 6866 times since Thu, Dec 7, 2006
What would be a suggested one week itinerary on the island?
Viewed 9239 times since Thu, Dec 7, 2006
Taking my 6 month infant baby
Viewed 378 times since Thu, Jul 14, 2016