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
Am I confused, or are there two Blue Hole's?
Viewed 9341 times since Thu, Dec 7, 2006
We are staying in San Pedro for 10 days. What is the best way to see all of the sights in Belize?
Viewed 8107 times since Thu, Dec 18, 2014
Sewing
Viewed 2550 times since Mon, Aug 1, 2016
Are there any business groups / associations in San Pedro. Also do any affiliations such as Rotary , Kiwanis or Lions meet on the island.
Viewed 3003 times since Fri, Sep 18, 2015
Laws on the operation of drones in Belize
Viewed 4514 times since Tue, Feb 28, 2017
Holidays & Festivals in Belize
Viewed 2698 times since Thu, May 12, 2016
Tours of Caye Caulker north island
Viewed 2755 times since Thu, Apr 7, 2016
Belize Fast Facts - FAQ
Viewed 12692 times since Mon, Aug 25, 2014
What’s it like skydiving over the island?
Viewed 7535 times since Thu, Feb 1, 2007
What are ziplines?
Viewed 8368 times since Thu, Dec 7, 2006