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Jessica Eiley of Grand Baymen – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
lobster fishing Ambergris Caye – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingA “holiday” in Ambergris Caye is when you get a day off of work. “Celebrations” are days when, as a community, we celebrate something that we did. We have a Township Day. We take a day off and it’s a national celebration since it’s something that we really take pride in because that is the day when Ambergris Caye was no longer a village, but a town. That’s why we take pride in it and we come as a community to celebrate Township Day. This is just in Ambergris Caye. You are going to see a lot of people come out and celebrate. 
 
In the month of June, we celebrate Dia de San Pedro, which is Saint Peter’s Day. That is when the whole community comes together and there are fireworks, there is a party, and most people here promote because it is a huge thing for us. It is our saint’s day. I am in the dance company from here for almost 8 years and we do shows on that day. It’s pretty festive. 
 
Then there is Lobster Fest in July. That is one of the big things. It celebrates the opening of the lobster season. The restaurants here do a block party and they make lobster pizza, lobster ceviche, lobster tacos, lobster ice cream, and a lot of other things that can use lobster. That’s something we look forward to because lobster was how we got on the map of tourism. My grandfather used to be a fisherman and my dad used to be a fisherman as well until he became a dive master. People know that Belizeans are fishermen, they know that we have fish, and that’s how we got recognized in the tourism industry. 
 
Then we have Costa Maya, which is an international festival that we have almost every year. Guatemala, Mexico, Honduras, and I think Panama and Nicaragua as well, hold a pageant similar to Miss Universe. People from these countries come here and compete in the pageant. It’s a 4-day celebration and we have different kinds of shows. It starts on a Thursday, which is the pageant and you have to pay for it. On Friday, international dance companies come here. On Saturday, an international artist comes here to perform. And Sunday is the huge beach party. This is celebrated on the first week of August. It’s a big celebration. Not only do we get people from other countries coming over but Belizeans come back home from the States and Belizeans from the mainland come here to celebrate. 
 
(Fishing for lobster at the start of the season for Lobster Fest, pictured.)
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Christmas Tree Ambergris Caye Belize Holidays – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingWe have several holidays in Ambergris Caye, just like anywhere else. Belizean holidays are the following:
  • New Year’s Day
  • Good Friday
  • Holy Saturday
  • Easter Sunday
  • Easter Monday
  • Labor Day – May 1
  • Memorial Day
  • St. George’s Caye Day - September 10
  • Independence Day – In September 21, 1881, Belize got its independence.
  • Columbus Day – October 12
  • Garifuna Day, which is celebrated November 19, and celebrates the Garifuna settlement day. We have lots of parties on the streets.
  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day – December 26 is a very English holiday celebrated here in Ambergris Caye.
These are the main holidays celebrated here in Ambergris Caye. There are no holidays specific only to Ambergris Caye, but we do have lobster festivals to celebrate the start of the lobster season. They have lobster festivals in Caye Caulker and in other islands as well, so this holiday is quite island specific.
 
There is a season for lobster fishing in order to give them a time to grow and breed and we respect that quite a lot. You have to have a special license to be able to serve lobster at those times of the year. Lobster festivals are also great party days. There is live music every night and there is one pizza place that makes lobster pizza. Everybody wears silly hats and they party like a lobster!
 
There is always a party going on in Ambergris Caye if you want to find it. There is live music every night of the week somewhere, whether it be easy listening country music or live jam sessions. There are local artists that play over lunches and dinners, too.

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