Independence Day in Belize

Posted by Spalding Hurst

September 21, 2021

Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, Belize celebrates its 40th anniversary of Independence. In a write-up on, the history of Independence Day is shared. “Belize was a British Crown Colony since 1862. On Sept. 21, 1981, Belize was declared an independent nation, free from Britain’s ruling. Annually, to celebrate this historic moment, the entire month of September is filled with festivities, activities, and celebrations ….”

Here in the United States, at the Nazareth Motherhouse, Sisters of Charity of Nazareth who have ministered in Belize over the years, gathered in the dining room for a time of sharing.

SCNs began ministry in Belize in 1975, among the ministries SCNs currently engage in – the LIFE Program in Belize City, the Inspiration Center in Belize City, and St. Peter Claver Parish in Punta Gorda.


  1. Ann Palatty

    The feeling of being free and independent as a citizen always fills me with pride and a sense of purpose for life. I am sure all of you in and from Belize must be feeling the same. So celebrate your freedom as your forefathers earned with much sweat of their brows. And live that freedom with a sense of commitment towards your nation. Happy belated Independence Day.

  2. Name *Joel

    Freedom at last! We join you all in your joyful celebrations. Freedom so fragile so vulnerable, protect it with all your power. Let us remember the freedom fighters, let specially remember Lyn Fields the visionary, thanks to her we are there!!!


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