Garifuna Settlement Day

november, 2020

19novAll DayGarifuna Settlement Day

Event Details

Garifuna Settlement Day is a public holiday in Belize celebrated each year on November 19. The day was recognized as a public holiday in the southern districts of Belize in 1943, and declared a national holiday in 1977. The holiday celebrates the settlement of the Garinagu in Belize and includes a re-enactment of the arrival of the Garinagu in Dangriga, parades, street music, and traditional mass in Garifuna language and traditional Garifuna drumming and dancing.


All Day (Thursday)