What to Expect from Easter on Ambergris Caye: 2018
Today is Holy Thursday and the beginning of the holiday shut-down around Belize. We are in the midst of the holiest week – leading up to the holiest day – in the Christian calendar. It’s a huge celebration around the world.
Easter – since it is SUCH an extended holiday weekend, almost 5 full days off of work – is HUGE in Belize. A time, like Thanksgiving in the US, where family and friends travel to be together and the roads and boats are JAM PACKED with Belizeans.
There are celebrations around the country like the gorgeous decoration of the streets and solemn processions in Benque.
There is a big regatta in the beautiful TINY coastal village of Sarteneja (I need to get to this one Easter).
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Easter 2018 Activities in Western Belize
No need to be on the islands to enjoy some of the most popular Easter events in Belize-- if you’re in Cayo, here are some you can’t miss!
Benque Viejo del Carmen, the closest town to the Belize-Guatemala border, is an ancient township well known for keeping many traditions alive—and Easter is no exception. In fact, this season is one of the most celebrated weeks in the otherwise quiet community and people from all over the country travel here to participate or experience the religious events.
The Holy Saturday Cross Country Cycling Race is the biggest one-day race in Belize. The race which is approximately 140 miles starts up in Belize City and proceeds as follows,
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